Small Bots of Mass Destruction is back @ The Martin County Fairgrounds starting on Saturday February 13th 2020... This two-day event is hosted by KurTrox
. This EPIC event takes place at the Martin County Fairgrounds. Not only do you get to fight robots, but play on fair rides, see neat exhibits, and eat junk food!! Please MAKE SURE YOU ENTER YOUR CORRECT EMAIL.
Trophies, gift cards, and great (Cash) prizes for 1st and 2nd place in each class, Special awards for the rumble winners, best engineered robot, coolest robot, best driver, sportsmanship award, highest hit, and more!RULES & PROCEDURES:
SBoMD uses a modified SPARC ruleset. Please see the ruleset from SPARC by clicking here
. Email event operator Abra Durjan for any questions regarding the rules. FLAMETHROWERS ARE ALLOWED!!!! and ENCOURAGED!
Each team is allowed a maximum of three robots per weight class. Each driver is only allowed to drive one robot per weight class. (Example: One team may enter 2 robots in the Beetleweight class, as long as there is a separate dedicated driver for each robot). This helps us mitigate delays from one driver with too many robots to repair later in the day.
During the competition it is imperative that you stay close by, within announcers voice, at all times. We don't want anyone to forfeit because it is their turn to compete and they cannot be found. We will have a break for lunch, but bring snacks if you get hungry often. DIRECTIONS:
The Martin County Fairgrounds are located on 2616 SE Dixie Hwy, Stuart, FL 34996. We will be located under the breezeway (cover from the sun) with no AC, the airflow is good, we will have a few large fans. For those of you that attended last year, we are right next to the old spot, but inside the walled area, so the sunlight will not kill us in the afternoon. Invite your friends and family to watch the action live or on our Livestream!!!!ACCOMMODATIONS:
This is a 2 day event, there are hotels and AirBnB rentals nearby. Anyone who wants to plan a vacation around this date can use their preferred choice to rent.SCHEDULE: February 13th
10:00am: Check-in begins
10:50am: Drivers meeting
1:00pm: 1st Round of Fights Begin
2:00pm: Lunch Break (30 Minutes)
7:30pm: Rumbles Begin
**Robots MUST be through safety/weigh-in before 12pm or they will NOT be able to compete... make sure your robots work and don't be late! No exceptions!**
Qualifiers should be finished by 8pm
Rumbles will be held just after finals end
Event should be finished by 7pm SundayFEES:
$20 per robot (all weight classes). Fees will be collected at the event check-in table. Cash or check. You can send payment before the event via PaypalPRIZES:
BIG Cash Prizes!! Apparently cash prizes are a hit so we keep it going. We will also be giving away prizes and money to rumbles winners. Cash Prizes are determined by the number of entrants per category. ARENA:
We have Lowered 8" and Removed a Door on the KurTrox 8 ft x 8 ft cube, 4 ft tall walls, steel framed with 2PCS 1/4" polycarbonate walls and 1.5" plywood roof. Steel bumpers. Steel floor. No pit.
Pits might have a test box for all spin-ups / power on scenarios. DO NOT TURN YOUR ROBOT ON UNLESS ITS IN A HAPPY PLACE!! (arena or pit box)
Yes the Unicorns and Rainbows were a hit. EVENT WAIVER:
The pit area is closed off from the general public, but can be observed from the sidelines. Registered builders who enter the pit area must sign a release of liability. Everyone entering the pit area must sign one when your team arrives at the check-in table. All competitors or crew members under age 18 also must have their waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian.COVID 19 Protocol:
We are making it mandatory that all builders wear their masks, we cannot control the general public that will be spectating, other than not allowing the public access to the pit area, and behind the arena (drivers area).
We will be providing a covid kit for each team, that includes some, disinfectant wipes, gloves, masks, band aids, and the sort. Stay tuned, we will be sending a barrage of info via email.
See you in February!