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WRC Open Ant Demo

Presented By Midwest Robot Combat Association

Oconomowoc, WI, US

August 6, 2022

Event Information

Organizer: Midwest Robot Combat Association
Location: 200 W South St
Oconomowoc, WI 53066

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Starts: Aug 6, 2022
Ends: Aug 6, 2022


Starts: May 27, 2022 00:05 UTC
Ends: Aug 6, 2022 00:08 UTC

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Robot Classes / Competitions

Category Robot Class Maximum
Pit Crew
Combat 1 lb - Antweight Unlimited None 0.00 USD Unlimited

Event Description

The members of WRC have taken on a new challenge. Since the beginning of the year, WRC has been collaborating with the Oconomowoc Public Library to introduce youth to robotics by building and fighting cardboard combat robots. The program is changing from a 1-day event to a multi-day program to lead up to the library's tech fair. Since everything will be set up anyways, it made sense to host this small competition and show the tech fair attendee's what real combat robots can do.

The goal of this event is a good time and a good demonstration of combat robots - good fights, but not something obscenely competitive. I don't know what you're willing to do as a builder, but I would not recommend attending this event unless you're local. Make it convenient and casual. There are also only 8 spots, so while I'd like them all filled, maybe consider only bringing one robot to run if there are other people on the waitlist. 

To be clear, I am still finding out information about times and exact details about the event, so this page will be updated closer to the event.


Event details:

At this time, the event schedule is currently unknown, but this type of thing tends to start after 12:00pm and run in the middle of the day for probably 3 or 4 hours.

Bring extension cords and power strips. Chairs and tables will be provided unless we're really short on them for some reason, but I will get confirmation of this closer to the event.

Spectators are free.

Competition details:

This is a round robin tournament. With a full field of 8, we need to run 28 fights. This is a casual tournament where the cardboard robots are going to take priority, but we're still going to need punchy tournaround times to get through the rounds. We will be more reasonable with delays than even past tournaments, but prepare to occasionally make repairs in times closer to 10mins.

Arena: 4' x 4' x 2' arena with wooden kickplates


Open Ant: Round robin tournament with 2 minute fights. (Maximum of two bots per driver allowed, but one is recommended.)

Entry: Free! (Our volunteers might appreciate food if you're feeling so kind.)


Antweight Rules:


Please email me with any questions. I hope to see you there!

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