Vacuum cleaners + Engineers = Dyson Ball robot challenge [video]

Dyson ball droidIf you spend your time devising and building vacuum cleaners, what better way to let off steam than to use the spare bits to create robots – and then race them over an assault course?

Sounds far-fetched but this is exactly what happens at Dyson.

A group of Dyson engineers cobbled together a bunch of spare parts in order to take part in the The Dyson Ball Challenge.

The end result is a gathering of some weird, wouldn’t be out of place on Robot Wars, radio controlled droids which are then sent over an assault course.

The winner took a mere three weeks of spare time to design, build and test the robot.

Now, I’ve an old DC02 at home…

Check out the vid below – sure looks fun!

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