Summer Showdown

Richmond Area Bot Instigated Destruction is pleased to announce our next event: Summer Showdown

The event is open to spectators. Pits will be inside, but you may need to bring your own extension cords, and power strips. Please use a lipo bag while charging. We will be posting updates on our discord server, feel free to join us:


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

Palm Beach Bots, Turnabot, SpünSpoon, CAD Class and a special thank you to MACRO

Use code RABIDRVA at checkout for 10% off anything in the CAD Class catalog!


Bethany Place Baptist Church

1501 S Providence road

Richmond, VA 23236



9:00 Doors and pits open

9:45 Safety and checkin

10:30 Drivers meeting, safety closed, event to begin after



Plastic antweights

Full Combat Antweights



Thanks to our friends at Palm Beach Bots for providing the prizes for both classes for this event!

1st: $50 PBB giftcard

2nd: $30 PBB giftcard

3rd: $20 PBB giftcard




We will follow modified Sparc rulesets for both classes.


Approved materials for plastic ants 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 at least 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 us at

Location: 1501 State Rte 678, Richmond, VA 23236, USA


Date: Saturday, July 20, 2024

Begin: 09:00

End: 20:00

Registration: April 28, 2024 - July 20, 2024

Bot Class Registrations
1lb - Antweight 18
1lb - Plastic Antweight 24