(CANCELLED) Holiday Bot Bash 2020 (CANCELLED)


Jasen Stengel :     jasen@macrobot.us

Please look at the bottom for updates.

11-27-2020 New Update

It is with a heavy heart and much disappointment that the officers of MACRO have decided to cancel this event due to the current virus crisis. With the near exponential growth of infections, it would be irresponsible for us to host this event at this time. We care too much about our MACRO family and your families. As soon as it is safe, we will resume events (hopefully in early 2021)

With the vaccines almost available and if we can pull together as a nation, we will be able to get past this pandemic and back to some serious bot action. We just need to be patient and not patients. We hope that you and your families are all able to weather this storm and come out safely on the other side.

11-12-2020 New Update

Let's ring out this dumpster fire of a year with a bot bash!

Antweight (1 pound) 3d printed plastic robots.

To register, visit http://buildersdb.com/eventdetail.asp?eventid=633

Event schedule:

Check in procedure:

  1. Fill out the COVID tracing form, including temperatures of all persons in your party. Please leave the thermometer and form where they are located. This can be completed at anytime after your arrival.
  2. Fill out the UAS site waiver for the driver. Place the completed form in the box with the red lid. This can be completed at anytime after your arrival.
  3. Fill out the bot check in form This can be completed at anytime after your arrival.
  4. Take you bot, and the bot check in form to the check in station.
  5. At the check in station, the bot will be weighed, B roll footage taken, and a failsafe check performed. The bot check in form will filled out an collected by a staff member of MACRO.

Please see http://macrobot.us/construction-specifications/ for construction specifications.

Address: Unallocated Space, 512 Shaw Ct #105, Severn, MD

As the current state of the spread of COVID is fluctuating and there is the very real possibility that the State of Maryland, or Anne Arundel County may impose restrictions on gatherings, the event is subject to cancellation. As such, no fees will be collected in advance. Please be prepared to pay at the door.

In order to comply with the current Phase 3 COVID rules in Maryland, Anne Arundel County and the venues rules, at the time of this posting (October 15, 2020), please review the following...

Please do NOT attend is you are feeling sick, running a fever, or have any other symptoms of COVID.

Site and Combat rules

  1. Wear your mask
  2. Stay 6 feet apart
  3. 15 person maximum occupancy in the building, per UAS rules
  4. Leave bathroom doors open so people can tell if they are occupied.
  5. Make sure to fill out the COVID tracing form and the UAS waiver.
  6. The least dangerous robot goes in the box first. The most dangerous in the box last.
  7. The most dangerous bot comes out first, if at all possible. Then the least dangerous bot.
  8. If a battery becomes exposed, the match is over. This is a safety thing.
  9. Keep you bots turned off, weapons safeties on and the wheels off the ground. Once more, a safety thing.
  10. We will have someone call next match, and on deck match. We will also try to post the current brackets and next fight within the Discord event channel. We have 20 minutes between matches for any one bot, so towards the end, we will likely be having grudge matches to fill time.
  11. No late hits. If the other bot is disabled, ask before you hit them again. Basically be polite.
  12. Have fun, play safe.

- Please try to keep the total attendance to a minimum.

- The pits will be outdoors. As such, please bring tables, chairs, sun canopies, sun screen, etc. (We know of at least one team that plans to pit out of their car.) Each teams pit will be located at least one car parking space from all others (8 feet)

- If you want power at your pit space, please bring an extension cord.

- The $10 entry fee is to be paid in cash. If at all possible, please use a pair of $5 bills.

Unall{0}cated Space, the venue, will have cold water, and Gatorade available for the suggested donation of $1 per bottle. Any donation to help the venue is greatly appreciated, and will make holding events there easier in the future.


11-12-2020 - To make things interesting, Anne Arundel County, where UAS, the venue, is located, is changing the COVID policy, as of 5 PM on Friday 11-13-2020...

10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors, assuming that there is enough space indoors to allow for proper physical distancing. We will need to watch for UAS to update their COVID policies, and there is a definite possibility that this event will be canceled.  The final decision on the event moving forward will be made by Wednesday December 2, 2020.  If this in inconvenient for any competitor, please contact Jasen via buildersdb.com or me (tymcneer) on the Discord.


Location: 512 Shaw Ct, Severn, MD 21144, USA

Website: http://buildersdb.com/eventdetail.asp?eventid=633

Date: Saturday, December 05, 2020

Begin: 11:00

End: 20:00

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