“While other teams machined and welded metal frames, the guys broke out the rubber glue and began assembling the PVC pipe. They did the whole thing in one night, got high on the pungent fumes, and dubbed their new creation Stinky.” With immigration in the headlines, Wired has reposted Josh Davis’s excellent piece: How 4 Mexican Immigrant Kids and Their Cheap Robot Beat MIT.

+ A decade later, Josh Davis looks back at the competition and what happened to the participants. There couldn’t be a more timely moment to release this book: Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream.

+ “He is in formal legal terms an illegal entrant and as such commits a criminal offense under section 24 of the Immigration Act 1971. It is an offense punishable by up to six months in prison.” An immigration lawyer reviews Paddington.