Robot Ruckus at Maker Faire Palm Beach

Presented By Robot Ruckus

West Palm Beach, FL, US

May 21, 2022

Event Information

Organizer: Robot Ruckus
Location: 4801 Dreher Trail N
West Palm Beach, FL 33405

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Starts: May 21, 2022
Ends: May 21, 2022

Robot Classes / Competitions

Category Robot Class Maximum
Pit Crew
Combat 1 lb - Antweight Unlimited None None Unlimited
Combat 3 lb - Beetleweight Unlimited None None Unlimited

Event Description

Robot Ruckus at Maker Faire Palm Beach

Robot Fighting is a marquee event at Maker Faire Palm Beach and we've moved to a bigger area this year on the ampitheatre stage allowing for full brackets in both Ant/Beetle classes.  Feel free to waitlist, if schedule permits we may expand the classes. 

Event Info:

  • Classes: Ant, Beetle
  • Each bot per class must have a dedicated driver, you cannot enter two bots in the same class with the same driver.
  • Entry fee is $20 per bot in all classes, cash at event. Must register in advance on RCE.
  • Prizes: Whatever neat stuff we can come up with. Also, cash prizes awarded as a split based on entry fees collected
  • Pits will be arranged as best as possible to house all teams.  Target is one table per team.  
  • Power will be available, bring extension cords, power strips, lipo bags etc
  • Parking is free and all teams are granted entry into the Maker Faire.  
  • There will be food vendors on site.  Usually the Chick Fil A truck is there :)
  • Pre-Event email will have any more specific instructions.  
  • Palm Beach Bots is sponsoring and will be on site with parts and kits to get you thru the fights.  


  • Load In/Safety 830AM-930AM.
  • Fights start PROMPTLY at 10AM and run through roughly 4PM. The fair closes at 4PM. 
  • It's a short day so we will be prompt on the schedule, we're an attraction for the crowd.  


  • We’ll be following the SPARC ruleset with the following points of emphasis:
  • No fire weapons
  • 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 either 2 or 3 minutes depending fight volume
  • Double Elimination with a single final fight
  • Most Important Rule - **HAVE FUN**

VOLUNTEERS WELCOME:  We're happy to have any available volunteers help with the event.  If you have family/friends coming that aren't fond of sitting in the pits all day playing games on their phone we can always use help.  Pit Runners, Judges, Safety, and possibly announcers.  Please reach out directly to if interested. 

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