RABID Presents: Botmas In July


Corey Lawrence :     cdlawrence91@verizon.net

Welcome to the first ever event run by Richmond Area Bot Instigated Destruction, RABID for short! As this is our first event, we will be keeping it on the smaller side just to help everything go smoothly. While at the event please keep in mind it is our first event, so there may be some growing pains! The event is open to spectators, but everyone entering will need to sign a waiver for Build RVA. Pits will be inside, but you may need to bring your own extension cords and power strips. We will be posting updates on our discord server, feel free to join us: https://discord.gg/H5wQnJXAVh

Please use our event page on Buildersdb to register. Registration is open now. https://buildersdb.com/events/1265

A Huge thanks to our sponsors that make this event possible!

Turnabot, Build RVA, NHRL, and a special thank you to MACRO



3301-D Rosedale Ave

Richmond, VA 23230



10:00 Doors and pits open

10:45 Safety and checkin

11:30 Drivers meeting, safety closed, event to begin after



Plastic antweights


First place: $50 Turnabot giftcard

Second place: $25 Turnabot giftcard



We will follow the basic sparc ruleset for plastic classes.

Approved materials are printed PET, PETG, ABS, PLA, PLA+, and TPU.

Motors,wheels, fasteners, and electronics do not need to be printed, but must not be a significant structural part of the bot.

Any non printed parts should not be exposed in a way that they can be hit, or hit another bot. The bot should be as much 3d printed as possible.

No heat, fire, smoke, entanglement, or other weapons that do not fit the spirit of the rules.

Shufflers will get a half weight bonus (681g)

True walkers using no continuous rotational movement for locomotion (this includes things like vibration motors) will get a full weight bonus (908g)

Batteries should be protected at all times. If a battery becomes exposed during the fight, the match is over. The bot with the exposed battery loses. Take care when charging batteries and charge them in lipo bags.

Bots will be given up to 20 minutes minutes between fights for repairs. Later in the day we may need to be strict on this time, so please work with us.

There will only be 1 attempt at an unstick and only if both bots are stuck. If they cannot be unstuck or get stuck again, the match will go to the judges.

If you have any rules questions please contact us BEFORE the event.



Double elimination

3 minute matches

Judges will score on a 5-5-5 point system


If you have any questions feel free to email me at cdlawrence91@verizon.net

Location: 3301-C, Rosedale Ave, Richmond, VA 23230, USA

Website: https://www.rabidrva.com/

Date: Saturday, July 22, 2023

Begin: 10:00

End: 20:00

Bot Class Registrations
1lb - Plastic Antweight 15