This year for the first time in Maker Faire Galicia, we will have a Hebocon. But … Do you know what it is?


The term Hebocon comes from the Japanese word Heboi, which is used to define something that technically has some problem or low quality. These robots are usually made with recycled material such as engines, plastics or scrap.

The first Hebocon was played in Japan in 2014 and basically it is a competition of absurd robots that compete for pairs to see which of the two remains in a certain space, like a sumo fight.

The interesting thing about the Hebocon is that anyone can participate, even without having any technical knowledge. The perfect activity to bring technology to all kinds of audiences.

The first Hebocon of Maker Faire Galicia will be carried out by Luis Díaz and Julián Caro Linares. It will be focused on families, which will be able to develop their robot during the fair or they can bring it from home.

We don’t know what will come out of here, but one thing is for sure, the participants will have a great time. XD


Maker Faire Galicia, with the collaboration of the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology – Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities.