Hickory Bot Battles 2019

USCONEC & The Catawba Science Center in Hickory NC ( http://www.catawbascience.org/ )present Hickory Bot Battles 2019".  This will be a Bug event, for full combat up to 3 pounds fighting in an 8 x 8 arena, and a Bot Hockey competition which will be using a 12 ft. X 20 ft. arena for hockey bots up to 15 lbs.  For Bot Hockey you can register as a team of 3 bots, or individuals that will be teamed up with other individuals to create teams.  Schools bot hockey teams are encouraged to compete.

To register go to www.buildersdb.com

Still working on the details but as usual there will be prizes and trophies for the top three bots in each class.  Cash prizes for the first place winners. There will also be a USCONEC Engineers award.

There will be other robotic activities at the Museum during the event, so 900 MHz, 2.4GHz, or spectrum radios are required. Any other frequency must have prior approval.

Standard double elimination and SPARC rules apply.

Event information: Location: Catawba Science Center Hickory NC


Friday the 16th

Fairies and Plastic Ants Competition: 2pm Friday the 16th  (Finals on Saturday)

Check-in and safety inspections (Plastic Ants and Fairies) :Noon till 1:30 pm on Friday the 16th 

Builders meeting: 1:30pm Friday the 16th

Fighting starts at 2:00pm


Saturday the 17th

Check-in and safety inspections (Ants, Beetles and Bot Hockey) :7:00am-8:30am Saturday the 17th 

Builders meeting: 8:30pm Saturday the 17th

Fighting starts at 9:00am

We will also have several teams from Battlebots on hand Friday that will be participating in a Q & A and Panel discussion Friday afternoon/evening.

  Fees: (includes 2 pit passes per robot)  $20 for each additional pit pass as approved by event organizer.

Fairyweight= $20

Plastic Ants $20

Antweight= $20

Beetleweight= $20

Bot Hockey (No Entry Fee)


If Registration fills up then e-mail Chuck at chuckbutler.01@gmail.com to get on the waiting list Release form and payment due Midnight Juily 21st 2019.  If Registration is full then anyone not paid and paperwork not recieved will be dropped to make room for others on the wait list and those waiting to sign up. 

Release Form located at; http://www.carolinacombat.com/AgreementHBB19.pdf

Some important rules:

- No flame weapons.

- No gas-powered robots.

- If you are using LiPo’s, you must have LiPo bags. All Lipo batterys must be in a LiPo bag while charging.

- Bring your own power strips.

- A weapon lock is required for all weapons. 

- A switch and power light is required. A jumper is acceptable in place of a switch as long as it can be easily and quickly connected and disconnected.

Location: 243 3rd Ave NE, Hickory, NC 28601, USA

Website: http:www.carolinacombat.com

From: August 16, 2019 to August 17, 2019

Begin: 14:00

End: 19:00