Robothon is our yearly joint competition with the Seattle Robotics Association. There will be more than fighting robots including the Pop Can Challenge, Line Following, Mini Sumo, SRS Robo-Magellan and Walking Robot Race. For our fighting robot competition we will have our standard tournament formats. If there are 5 or fewer bots within a class we will do a Round Robin. For classes with >5 robots we do a double elimination tournament with a single elimination final. IMPORTANT NOTE for plastic ants. Due to time constraints we will not be running a standard tournament. We will have a small number (3 to 5) of plastic ant rumbles that will happen at specific times during the event. The number of rumbles will depend on the number of plastic ants that register.
We were a huge hit last year(seriously, people were still talking about us up to the gate!) and Maker Faire has graciously invited us back to do it again! Insect battles will be run in the 8x8 Florida arena, which has a non-ferrous floor with a pit in one corner. Bigger bots will be run in the 16x24 Southeast Combot arena which has a steel floor. Everything up to 30lb will be full contact, and the 220lb will be "sportsman" style weapons. Sawblades: Yes; 5000RPM spinners: No. Flames will not be allowed for safety reasons. Entry fees are $10 for all insect bots, $15 for 15s and 30s, $20 for the 220lb. Weekend Maker Faire passes are given to each team member. For now, number of people on each team is not limited, though we would like to keep it to a 3 person per bot average. Event will be run in conjunction with Maker Faire Orlando being held at the Central Florida Fairgrounds located at 4603 West Colonial Drive, Florida 32808. We will be attempting to space out the fights such that competitors can wander around and see the rest of the going-ons at Maker Faire. As of 7/20, Maker Faire is still in the process of laying out the floor plan, though we may be inside one of the buildings. Early bird check-in will begin on Friday October 20th, with day-of check-in will begin Saturday morning. Any volunteers to help setup the arenas on the days before, or any the day after the event would be greatly appreciated. We will be using the SPARC ruleset found here Maker Faire has also requested that all teams filling out a "Call for Makers!" on their website, so that they can start building the hype! http://www.buildersdb.com/eventdetail.asp?eventid=479
Ants, Plastic Ants, Beetles, Hobby and Featherweight robots. It is at the Maker Fair Denver so lots of other cool stuff happening too.
Ants, Beetles, Hobby and 30lb Sportsman class robots. Registration at buildersdb.com
Battle Beach is proud to participate in the 2017 Central Florida Scouting Jamboree (CFLSJ) this upcoming December 1-3 at Osceola Heritage Park. This unique event is designed for all of you and your families to have an unparalleled experience. Combat: 150g - $20 1 lb - $20 3 lb - $25 12 lb - $35 15 lb - $35 Sumo: 500g - $20 LEGO 1Kg - $20 1Kg - $25 3Kg - $30 Registration at http://www.buildersdb.com/eventdetail.asp?eventid=476
Small Bots of Mass Destruction is back @ The Martin County Fairgrounds starting on Saturday February 10th 2018... This two-day event hosted by KurTrox along with Treasure Coast Makerspace presents our 5th combat robot tournament. This EPIC event takes place on Sanibel Island. Not only do you get to fight robots, but play in the the sandy gulf coast beaches!! Registration at http://www.buildersdb.com/eventdetail.asp?eventid=482