In the summer semester 2020 eleven students of different faculties under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Bernhard Rothbucher took up the challenge to design a "walking machine" from the idea to analysis, design, manufacturing (including 3D printing), testing, optimization and final production. The goal was to surpass the running machines of his fellow students in a race for speed and robustness. However, because of COVID-19 situation, the final race was then successfully completed in a zoom session. Besides the actual task, the students trained their skills in the areas of creative methods, bionics, lightweight construction, optimization, sketching techniques and teamwork - a rich experience for all involved. The picture shows the Walking Robot 100 by Daniel Köhler, Stefan Socher and Serkan Ustabas. A project that, in addition to efficient functionality, also takes up the aesthetics of the machine age, which the group cited as a goal at the beginning, and thus "fights not only with sharp weapons, but also with flashing ones" (cf. quote from Quintillian, a Roman rhetorician). All in all, the team used several iteration loops with trial and error restart to arrive at this impressive result.