WHEELS spun, battle-axes hacked and sparks flew in the Australian Robowars Nationals over the weekend.
The Ipswich Art Gallery was unusually noisy, as competitors from around Australia went head to head, aiming to destroy their rivals' creations.
Queensland Robotics Sports Club treasurer Steve Martin said dozens of robot wars fanatics were having a ball at the annual event.
"We've got 12 Featherweights (13.6kg robots), 8 Beetleweights (1.36kg) and 20 Antweights (136g)," he said.
Booval competitors Miles Blow and Jules Pitts were enjoying the friendly competition on Saturday.
"It's great, but it's also exhausting," Jules said.
"My robot just got cut up by a titanium bot from New South Wales.
"The guy who did it just offered me his mallet to hammer it back together, and that shows how friendly everyone is."
The Robowars action continues today, from 10am-4pm , with Antweight rounds, Beetleweight finals and an awards ceremony.