Fall of the Bots

Presented By Richmond Area Bot Instigated Destruction

Richmond, VA, VA, US

November 18, 2023

Event Information

Organizer: Richmond Area Bot Instigated Destruction
Location: 3301-D Rosedale Ave
Richmond, VA, VA 23230

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Starts: Nov 18, 2023
Ends: Nov 18, 2023
Website: https://www.rabidrva.com/

Event Organizers

Corey Lawrence
Chad Reamer

Robot Classes / Competitions

Category Robot Class Maximum
Pit Crew
Combat Plastic Ant 30 None None 20.00 USD Unlimited

Event Description

Richmond Area Bot Instigated Destruction is pleased to announce our next event: Fall of the Bots!

The event is open to spectators, but everyone entering the venue will need to sign a waiver for Build RVA. Pits will be inside, but you may need to bring your own extension cords and power strips. We will be posting updates on our discord server, feel free to join us: https://discord.gg/H5wQnJXAVh


A Huge thanks to our sponsors that make this event possible!

Turnabot, Build RVA, NHRL, Team Malice, ITGresa , and a special thank you to MACRO



3301-D Rosedale Ave

Richmond, VA 23230



10:00 Doors and pits open

10:45 Safety and checkin

11:30 Drivers meeting, safety closed, event to begin after



Plastic antweights


Please register over on Robot Combat Events






We will be running a raffle the day of the event for a complete, ready to fight bot! The prize is a fully assembled Turnabot SlipAnt! The bot is assembled using a SCAR Plant kit donated by Bunny of Team Malice! The bot, battery, charger, and radio are all included! In total the kit is worth over $200! Tickets will be $5 each, or 5 tickets for $20. Drawing will be held before the rumble and the winner will be allowed to take part in the rumble if they wish!


We will follow the basic sparc ruleset for plastic classes.

Approved materials are printed PET, PETG, ABS, PLA, PLA+, and TPU.

Motors,wheels, fasteners, and electronics do not need to be printed, but must not be a significant structural part of the bot.

Any non printed parts should not be exposed in a way that they can be hit, or hit another bot. The bot should be as much 3d printed as possible.

No heat, fire, smoke, entanglement, or other weapons that do not fit the spirit of the rules.

Shufflers will get a half weight bonus (681g)

True walkers using no continuous rotational movement for locomotion (this includes things like vibration motors) will get a full weight bonus (908g)

Batteries should be protected at all times. If a battery becomes exposed during the fight, the match is over. The bot with the exposed battery loses. Take care when charging batteries and charge them in lipo bags.

Bots will be given up to 20 minutes minutes between fights for repairs. Later in the day we may need to be strict on this time, so please work with us.

There will only be 1 attempt at an unstick and only if both bots are stuck. If they cannot be unstuck or get stuck again, the match will go to the judges.

If you have any rules questions please contact us BEFORE the event.



Double elimination

3 minute matches

Judges will score on a 5-5-5 point system


If you have any questions feel free to email us at rabidrva@gmail.com


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