Hickory Bot Battles 2023
Presented By Carolina Combat Robots
Hickory, NC, US
September 8 - September 9, 2023
Carolina Combat Robots
243 3rd Ave NE
Hickory, NC 28601
|Starts:||Sep 8, 2023|
|Ends:||Sep 9, 2023|
|Starts:||Mar 17, 2023 00:03 UTC|
|Ends:||Sep 4, 2023 00:09 UTC|
|Entry Fees:||Fee per robot (See class list)|
Robot Classes / Competitions
|Combat||150 g - Fairyweight||14||16 Robots||2 Robots||20.00 USD||2 Per Robot|
|Combat||1 lb - Antweight||20||24 Robots||11 Robots||20.00 USD||2 Per Robot|
|Combat||Plastic Ant||14||16 Robots||1 Robot||20.00 USD||2 Per Robot|
|Combat||3 lb - Beetleweight||20||24 Robots||3 Robots||20.00 USD||2 Per Robot|
|Hockey||15 lb||6||None||None||5.00 USD||4 Per Robot|
The Catawba Science Center and US Conec are proud to announce the 6th annual Hickory Bot Battles combat robot competition will be returning the weekend of September 8-9, 2023. 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 and 15lb Bot Hockey. 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, (insert your company name here) and Corning.
Location: Catawba Science Center Hickory NC
Plastic Ant and Fairy Check-in and safety inspections: Friday 11am -12:30pm
Plastic Ant Combat Competition. 1lb Plastic Ants: PET, PETG, ABS, or PLA, PLA+, HIPS are the only materials that can be used for the chassis, and weapons. Foam wheels will be allowed, Otherwise if I can touch it, it has to be plastic. Its ok to epoxy or screw 3D printed components together, its ok if the heads of the screws are visible, as long as they're only used for minimal support - like attaching the top onto the sides of the robot, or gluing two 3D printed parts together at the seam if they'd be bigger than the 3D printer base. Motors, electronics, axles, fasteners and adhesives can be any material, but cannot be used in such a way to enhance the structural integrity, armor the robot, or enhance any weapon. No other types of plastics or materials allowed (No, Carbon-fiber, kevlar, and fiberglass are not polymers, nor are plastics supplemented with them like NylonX or Onyx) This event is to encourage the use of 3Dprinters and design software, as well as helping you to learn the basics of building your own open class Combat Robot. Robot may be disqualified at the Event Organizer’s discretion if it is deemed to violate the spirit of the class. Contact the event organizer ahead of time if you are not sure your robot meets the above definition.
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
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
- 15lb Bot Hockey $5 per Bot Register as a team (a team would be 3) or as individuals to make up teams.
Release form and payment due September 3rd 2023. Release Form located at http://www.carolinacombat.com/AgreementHBB23.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.
Rygid AV , a HBB sponsor supplying a professional audio visual experience including live streaming.
ITGresa, an Atlanta-based authorized FingerTech distributer, is a HBB sponsor and will have a pop-up store with combat robots parts, supplies, and kits available for sale. We're excited to add ITGresa as a sponsor and add this new level of builder support as well as knowledge and support for spectators who want to get started and join the robot building community.
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|Wreck The Halls 2021 (Cancelled)||Dec 11, 2021||Charlotte, NC, US||14 Robots|
|Hickory Bot Battles 2021||Sep 25, 2021||Hickory, NC, US||57 Robots|
|Hickory Bot Battles 2020 (Cancelled)||Sep 25, 2020||Hickory, NC, US||67 Robots|
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|Wreck The Halls 2019||Dec 7, 2019||Charlotte, NC, US||9 Robots|
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|COB 2019||Jun 15, 2019||Gastonia, NC, US||44 Robots|
|Wreck the Halls 2018||Dec 15, 2018||Charlotte, NC, US||10 Robots|
|Hickory Bot Battles 2018||Aug 18, 2018||Hickory, NC, US||41 Robots|
|Clash of the Bots 2018||Jun 16, 2018||Gastonia, NC, US|
|Hickory Bot Battles 2017||Aug 19, 2017||Hickory, NC, US||28 Robots|
|COB 2017||Jun 24, 2017||Gastonia, NC, US||47 Robots|
|COB 2016||Jun 25, 2016||Gastonia, NC, US||43 Robots|
|COB 2015||Jun 6, 2015||Gastonia, NC, US||26 Robots|
|COB 2014||Jul 19, 2014||Gastonia, NC, US||32 Robots|
|Schiele Museum Clash Of The Bots 4||Jul 13, 2013||Gastonia, NC, US||19 Robots|
|Schiele Museum Clash Of The Bots 3||Jul 14, 2012||Gastonia, NC, US||42 Robots|
|Schiele Museum Clash Of The Bots 2||Jul 23, 2011||Gastonia, NC, US||14 Robots|
|Schiele Museum Clash of the Bots||Jul 24, 2010||Gastonia, NC, US||14 Robots|
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|CCR Memorial Day Qualifier||May 24, 2008||Greensboro, NC, US||16 Robots|
|Wreck-The-Halls||Dec 29, 2007||Greensboro, NC, US||10 Robots|
|Carolina Combat||May 5, 2007||Greensboro, NC, US||13 Robots|