The National RoboCode Final was held in Tipperary Institute’s Thurles campus on March 11th. During the past three months, college and university students have made perfect “battle bots” with on-board intelligence to manoeuvre and fire on screen. WIT programmers went on to win the battle with Deep7, a bot programmed by Bill Malone, Leigh Griffin and Patrick Ffrench. Their Java-powered electronic robot beat entrants from nine other colleges and universities during a day-long event. The winners walked away with a laptop, mobile phones, dogtags and a large trophy for their dominant performance.RoboCode is a game where teams use Java to program one or more robot tanks to battle in an arena against each other. The little graphical tanks need to be programmed to avoid being hit. They need to be smart enough to move around an arena without any kind of manual control. All of their intelligence is part of a single Java file. Details of upocoming competitions are at www.robocode.ie or firstname.lastname@example.org or web: www.tippinst.ie.