CROK at Tinkerfest 2021


Brian Latimer :

Combat Robots of Oklahoma is going to be at Tinkerfest, hosted by Science Museum Oklahoma!  This is a great opportunity to showcase combat robots to a large audience. Tinkerfest is free to enter for spectators.  More informatio on Tinkerfest can be found here:  Tinkerfest | Science Museum Oklahoma

COVID UPDATE (9/1/2021): Due to the increase in COVID cases around the Oklahoma City area we have been asked to hold our event outside of the museum.  This may limit the amount of electricity available.  Canopy style tents will be setup for us to use for getting shade in the pits.  Face masks are required to be worn.  This will be an outdoor event, so weather will play a factor.  Stay tuned to our Facebook Group for updates on future event changes due to Covid or weather.

Location:  This is an outdoor event at the Science Museum Oklahoma (2020 Remington Pl, Oklahoma City, OK 73111).  

Time:  Competitors can begin arriving at 7:00 AM.  Safety will begin as soon as the arena is ready (around 8:00 AM).   We want matches to start at 9:00 AM to coincide with the opening of Tinkerfest to the public. Please be on-site by 8:30 AM so that we can get all of the robots through safety checks before the museum opens up.  The Tinkerfest activities will close at 4:00 PM, so we must be done with the tournament brackets at that time.  The museum itself will remain open until 6:00 PM to allow Tinkerfest participants a chance to see the museum.

Facilities:  Tables and chairs are provided by the venue.  Bathrooms are onsite.  Electrical outlets may be limited, so it is recommended to bring your own power strips and extension cords.  

Arena:  The arena is 8 ft x 8 ft x 2 ft tall with a wooden floor.  There is a seam in the middle of the floor, but we do our best to minimize it.

Robots:  Robots must meet the SPARC Robot Construction Specifications.  In addition, no fire weapons or ICE (Internal Combustion Engines).  A LiPo charging bag must be used when charging your batteries.  Weapon locks and sharp edge covers must be used while the bot is outside of the arena.

Weight Classes: Ant (1 pound) and Beetle (3 pound).  If you have a Fairy (150 gram) you are more than welcome to bring it for grudge matches.  Once the tournaments are over, or during any dead time, we will hold grudge matches and rumbles for those that are interested.  If you have a "house" or "demo" bot that you do not mind some spectators driving, please bring it.  We want to be heavily engaged with the audience at the museum.

Format: Dependent on number of entrants.  Robots registered in tournament will be guaranteed at least two fights. 

Fees: Tinkerfest is free to spectate, entering the museum will require a purchase of a ticket.  The registration for the tournament is $20 per bot and will be handled at the event.

Prizes:  Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in each weight class.  Winners pogs will be given out for each match victory

Location: 2020 Remington Pl, Oklahoma City, OK 73111, USA


Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021

Begin: 07:00

End: 16:00

Registration: August 18, 2021 - September 25, 2021

Bot Class Registrations
1lb - Antweight 12
3lb - Beetleweight 5