If you're in the Bay Area this weekend, you have no excuse to miss out on the ultra-violent, super-high-tech spectacle of the ComBots Cup. There is nothing more metal than robots weighing up to 220 pounds ripping each other to shreds.
Want to see a bunch of DiY robots smash each other up in a series of competitive fights? Then you need to come out to California for the ComBots Cup - as an io9 reader, you even get a discount!
At Maker Faire 2008, a group of carnage-loving individuals pitted the 2007 Holiday Toy Darling Pleo against the heavy duty battle bot, Vicious Verdict, in a no holds barred competition. Needless to say, the sniff-n-grunt capability of the Pleo was no match for the blade-equipped bot, which turned Pleo into fillet…