Combat at MakerCon '24

Presented By AMROC Fab Lab

Tampa , FL, US

June 8, 2024

Event Information

Organizer: AMROC Fab Lab
Location: 2154 University Mall
Tampa, FL 33612

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Starts: Jun 8, 2024
Ends: Jun 8, 2024

Tournament Results

150 g - Fairyweight
First Place
1 lb - Antweight
First Place
3 lb - Beetleweight
First Place

Event Organizers

Terri Willingham

Robot Classes / Competitions

Category Robot Class Maximum
Pit Crew
Combat 150 g - Fairyweight 6 5 Robots None 25.00 USD Unlimited
Combat 1 lb - Antweight 16 15 Robots 3 Robots 25.00 USD Unlimited
Combat 3 lb - Beetleweight 10 9 Robots None 25.00 USD Unlimited

Event Description

Welcome to Combat at Gulf Coast MakerCon 2024!  Come enjoy a day of mini-mayhem at Gulf Coast MakerCon, the Tampa Bay area's oldest maker festival.  This year, the event is being held at University Mall, where AMRoC Fab Lab is headquartered.  In between battles, you can enjoy a full day of maker festival fun and entertainment, while showcasing your combat skills. 

Event Info 

  • Classes: Fairy, Ant, Beetle
  • A pre-paid registration of $25 per bot is required, which goes towards prize money for the top 3 winners in each class.  Once your bot is approved, teams will get a link to pay their fee.   The top bot in each category earns the Rusty Wrench Award - which may be an actual rusty wrench or a laser-cut version, but it'll be a wrench!   
  • Prize Purse: Cash prize as a split on registration fees (80% applied to awards) divided between first/second/third place.  
  • Pits: Each team will have a table , chair and power.  -------> Bring extension cords, power strips, safety glasses, lipo bags etc <-----
  • Event will be livestreamed on
  • Pre-Event email will have more detailed information about the event. 


  • Load-In and Safety Inspections:  8 am -9 am
  • Drivers Meeting : 9:30 am
  • Must pass Safety by 10 am to generate brackets to start fights by 11 am. 
  • Lunch at noon
  • After lunch, fights run continuously, with a maximum of 20 min. between matches

RulesSPARC Ruleset plus:

    • Exposed batteries are automatic forfeits
    • One postponement
    • One unstick per fight (if you become unintentionally stuck)
    • No entanglements
    • Tapouts are allowed
    • Match length: TBD day of event, will be 2-3 minutes depending on fight volume
    • Double Elimination with a double final if needed, with the option of single elimination if the event runs overtime


We look forward to seeing you at Gulf Coast MakerCon 2024!

Other Events by AMROC Fab Lab

Event Date Location Robots
Combat at MakerCon '24 (This Event) Jun 8, 2024 Tampa , FL, US 32 Robots
2024 Florida State Fair Frenzy Feb 18, 2024 Tampa , FL, US 28 Robots
ROBOTICON Rumble 2023! Oct 21, 2023 Tampa, FL, US 34 Robots
Combat at Gulf Coast MakerCon! May 27, 2023 Tampa , FL, US 42 Robots
Florida State Fair Frenzy Feb 18, 2023 Tampa, FL, US 42 Robots
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