Hickory Bot Battles 2021

Due to the Covid-19 epidemic, HBB 2020 was cancelled but we are back for 2021!  

USCONEC and Catawba Science Center is proud to announce the 4th annual Hickory Bot Battles combat robot competition will be returning to Carpenter Hall the weekend of September 24-25, 2021.  Featuring over 100 combat robot builders from across the country, robots weighing in at up to three pounds fight to the death in the 8’ x 8’ bullet-proof arena.

This will be a Bug event, for full combat up to 3 pounds fighting in an 8 x 8 arena..  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 Plastic and Fairy Check-in and safety inspections: Friday noon -1:30pm Fighting starts at 2:00pm to approx 6pm. Awards will follow finals on Friday.  Ant and Beetle Check-in and safety inspections: Saturday 7-8:30am  Builders’ meeting: 8:30am Competition: 9am-7pm 

Fees: (includes 2 pit passes per robot)  $20 for each additional pit pass as approved by event organizer. Plastic Ants= $20 Fleaweight= $20 Antweight= $20 Beetleweight= $20

Release form and payment due September 10th 2021 Release Form located at; http://www.carolinacombat.com/AgreementHBB2021.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


From: September 24, 2021 to September 25, 2021

Begin: 14:00

End: 20:00