Description: 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!