RoboRuckus is an open source game inspired by the excellent board game RoboRally (you should buy it now). This game takes the basic idea of RoboRally, but implements it using actual robots controlled by the players. While we discovered there have been other versions of this idea, we wanted something that was entirely open source, fairly inexpensive, and as easy as possible to build and modify.

We’re excited to say that we are now working with TAG NW to reach more people and increase the educational opportunities of RoboRucks! Check out the TAG GitHub for new robot code, and if you’d like to learn more or join in, please visit us at the TAG Discord server.

Come see us at the upcoming Bellingham Maker Faire on October 1st! We’ll be demoing the game so you can play along and learn more! Details at https://makerfairebellingham.org/

You can try a hosted demo of the game (without robots, of course) at our Demo Site. If the game is already running, you can reset the program from the setup page. Note that all visitors share the same instance of the demo.

If you’re interested in helping out or building your own, or would like to share your experience playing, we’d love to hear from you! Please contact us via email or share with us on Facebook.

The current source code and all relevant design files can be found atGitHub

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