Hickory Bot Battles 2022


Chuck Butler :     chuckbutler.01@gmail.com

The Catawba Science Center and US Conec are proud to announce the 5th annual Hickory Bot Battles combat robot competition will be returning the weekend of September 23-24, 2022. 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. We will have 2 minute fights with modified double elimination (single final fight) brackets and SPARC rules apply.  Included will be our 2nd annual Corporate Cup Friday afternoon featuring teams from US Conec, Avidia, Google, and Corning.  

Registration on Buildersdb.com

Event information:

Location: Catawba Science Center Hickory NC

Plastic Ant and Fairy Check-in and safety inspections: Friday 11am -12:30pm

Fighting starts at 1:00pm 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/AgreementHBB22.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.

·        Only one robot per driver per weight class please.

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


From: September 23, 2022 to September 24, 2022

Begin: 12:00

End: 18:00