Builder Resources

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Robot magazine

An authoritative guide to combat robotic technology.

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Robot Builder’s Bonanza, 4th Edition, by Gordon McComb

Newly published in its fourth edition, this book is considered the classic text on hobby robotics

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Build Your Own Combat Robot, by Pete Miles and Tom Carroll

Written by a team of experts, this detail-rich guide may be nearly ten years old, but it’s as timely as ever.

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Gearheads: The Turbulent Rise of Robotic Sports, by Brad Stone

A fascinating behind-the-scenes look into the world of radio-controlled robotic warfare, written by Newsweek reporter Brad Stone.

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Warhead vs. Darkstar-2J

There are many videos of the incomparable Warhead in action, but this one just might be our favorite.

Razer vs. Tornado in the Robot Wars Battle

An epic battle, notable for some truly horrible puncture wounds