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Description Competition for shitty robots. Everyone welcome!
Website(s) IRC: #hebocon "IRC" has not been listed as valid URI scheme.
Type Other
Kids session No
Keyword(s) hardware, art
Tags Robots, Competition, Tournament, Arts, Electronics, Fun
Person organizing User:Mxn
Language en - English
en - English
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Subtitle Competition
Starts at 2015/08/16 21:30
Ends at 2015/08/16 23:30
Duration 120 minutes
Location Room:Hackcenter 1

Subtitle Open workshop
Starts at
Ends at 2021/07/03 21:06
Duration 390 minutes
Location Village:10111


What is Hebocon?


Watch this video of the original HEBOCON as introduction and inspiration:

In the words of Daiju Ishikawa, HEBOCON Inventor:

Hebocon is a robot sumo-wrestling competition for those who are not technically gifted. It is a competition where crappy robots that can just barely move gather and somehow manage to engage in odd, awkward battles. To my knowledge, this is the only robot contest in the world where people with no technical capabilities to make robots are presented prizes.

Get involved

Everyone is invited to compete with a self-made robot, especially if you've never done that before. High-tech is penalized, creativity encouraged.

If you might be interested in building a competing crappy bot, please send me a quick "sounds cool, maybe i'll build one" mail to - absolutely non-binding of course, just so i can judge interest - Thanks! I'll invite each participant who registered before camp for a beer or mate! ;-)

Even if you just want to watch, it would be great if you could bring some old hardware which could be repurposed, e.g. floppy and CD drives, old toys, motors, Battery holders, wheel-like objects, ... Someone will surely be happy to build something cool with it!

If you have any questions, comments, idea, or would like to get involved in organization or contribute prizes, please contact User:mxn at

Hardware donation box

A few people will bring spare hardware for spontaneous participants, we will collect it in a hardware donation box, probably at Village:10111. Ask on IRC or via mail!


Please upload your photos and videos and link them here¸ much appreciated!