Robot Wars: Anybody with advice on how to build one?

Hey r/robotics, remember that show Robot Wars?

I just hung out with a guy who won a few battles on some episodes aired on UK television. It was really cool getting a behind the scenes glimpse of how his “entrepreneurial team” managed to solve a particular problems and are now marketing them to other builders.

He told me right now more than ever it is easier to get started on building a bot, so I wanted to see if anyone here has any experience building one? I don’t plan to actually fight the bot, so the ability to quickly repair damage on it is unnecessary. I just want to build a cool toy for my nephew which can probably destroy a jenga stack from a dozen feet away, or perhaps have it double as a rumba vacuum cleaner so as he plays it cleans my carpets. 😛

Thank you! ?

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