Cyberdrome is exterminated! It has been replaced by the superior species!
Dalekdrome – Pimp my Dalek! – is a competition designed for all budding and experienced hackers and makers, who own or have access to a 12-inch remote controlled Dalek. This two-part competition involves first the makeover of said Dalek to a design or specification of your choosing, and second the running of said “pimped” Dalek through a timed obstacle course to find a grand Champion. Simple eh?
Part 1 is where you can allow your imagination to let rip, and choose a theme for your Dalek. Anything goes, it could be historical, a Roman-era Dalek; it could a Dalek version of something in popular culture such as a Pony Dalek with scoring for imagination, interpretation and difficulty.
You can choose a less difficult option of basically just a cosmetic makeover, or undertake a more involved hack into its motors and guidance systems making your Dalek more powerful and more agile for Part 2 (hint, there will be stairs). You decide on the balance between looks and capability.
The round winners and grand champion is to be decided by Herr Döktor, who has professionally designed Doctor Who toys, and who has himself created a steampunk remote controlled “Great Uncle Davros”. For inspiration, above is a picture of my own “pimped” steampunk Dalek.
He required structural alteration as well as cosmetic alteration, without any hack to his innards, and would be classified as ‘medium’ difficulty for the purposes of Part 1. He retains original function, but the additional weight slows him down, and affects his agility, putting him at a disadvantage with the unmodified Dalek.
Good luck and get pimping!