Mecha-Mayhem 2013

Presented By Chicago Robotic Combat Association

Schaumburg, IL, US

October 6 - October 5, 2013

Event Information

Organizer: Chicago Robotic Combat Association
Location: Schaumburg, IL US
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Starts: Oct 6, 2013
Ends: Oct 5, 2013

Robot Classes / Competitions

Category Robot Class Maximum
Pit Crew
Combat 150 g - Fairyweight 32 2 Robots None 0.00 USD Unlimited
Combat 1 lb - Antweight 32 9 Robots None 0.00 USD Unlimited
Combat 1 lb - Auto-Ant 32 None None 0.00 USD Unlimited
Combat 3 lb - Beetleweight 32 4 Robots None 0.00 USD Unlimited
Combat 3 lb - Auto-Beetle 32 None None 0.00 USD Unlimited
Combat 6 lb - Mantis 32 None None 0.00 USD Unlimited

Event Description

Mecha-Mayhem will be back in 2013 for our 7th annual event. The CRCA is dedicated to making Mecha-Mayhem the best insect robotic combat event anywhere. To achieve this goal we offer: arguably the best small bot arena anywhere; an incredible venue; awesome awards; and a paid builder dinner. We have also in the past years we have also offered the largest cash prizes of any event in these weight classes, though this years prizes have yet to be determined.

One of our builders had the following to say about the 2008 event:

"Mecha-Mayhem was the best insect event ever, great insect arena; best I have seen any where, great management of the brackets and great bunch of bots to fight against. It was the only event I every come away from with a positive cash flow. So you can add on best prizes of any insect event. "

-Bill Kelly (Team Discover Magnetics)

For 2013 we plan to maintain this level of excellence, to produce an insect event of unmatched quality.

The CRCA is collaborating with the Hobby Manufacturers Associations iHobby Expo to produce Mecha-Mayhem 2013, slated for October 5th thru 6th. The iHobby Expo is the international showcase for the newest electronic hobbyist technology, models, and valued miniature collectables. Held at the Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg, IL, the HMAs iHobby Expo will be in its 29th year, with a projected attendance of more than 20,000. As the largest event of its kind in the world, the iHobby Expo is the perfect showcase for Mecha-Mayhem for years to come.

Thursday Friday October 3rd-4th:
Open for demos
Showing Off
Sponsor Hunting
Early Check-in
NOTE: No Competition

Saturday October 5th:
9am- 10:15am: Check-in Safety
10:15am-10:30am: Drivers Meeting / Prep
10:30am-12:00pm: Combat
12:00pm- 1:30pm: Lunch
1:30pm- 3:00pm: Combat
3:00pm- 3:30pm: Break
3:30pm- 5:00pm: Combat
Evening: Bot Dinner

Sunday October 6th:
10:00am- 11:30am Combat
11:30am- 1:00pm: Lunch
1:00pm- 2:30pm: Combat
2:30pm- 3:00pm: Break
3:00pm- 3:30pm: Combat (Finals)
4:00pm - 4:30pm: Awards

Each day the building will be open at 8AM and close around 6PM. The expo is open to the public 10AM to 5PM. We will run combat during these hours. We are required by the show to have some down time so they can run other events, so we will likely have two 1 hour breaks during each day.

Our rules will be based on the 2012 RFL Tech Regs configured similar to our 2011 event. They will be posted as soon as they are available.

Weight Classes Fees:

Pro Classes:

150g150 gram300 gramFREE
Ant1 pound2 poundFREE
Beetle3 pound6 poundFREE
Mantis6 pound12 poundFREE

Because this is a hobby show and there are other groups running R/C equipment we will be limited to specific channels in the 75MHz band. They are 62,64,66,68,70,72,74,76,78, and 80. We are also allowed to run 2.4GHz and 900MHz systems.

Lodging and Air Travel:
The iHobby event has generously offered to extend their reduced rates to us. More info can be found at the iHobby website as it becomes available.

Other Events by Chicago Robotic Combat Association

Event Date Location Robots
Mecha-Mayhem 2014 Oct 5, 2014 Schaumburg, IL, US 22 Robots
Mecha-Mayhem 2013 (This Event) Oct 6, 2013 Schaumburg, IL, US 15 Robots
Mecha-Mayhem 2012 Oct 14, 2012 Cleveland, OH, US 19 Robots
Mecha-Mayhem 2011 Oct 23, 2011 Rosemont, IL, US 51 Robots
Mecha-Mayhem 2010 Oct 24, 2010 Rosemont, IL, US 16 Robots
Mecha-Mayhem 2009 Oct 25, 2009 Rosemont, IL, US 16 Robots
Mecha-Mayhem 2008 Oct 19, 2008 Rosemont, IL, US 22 Robots
Mecha Mayhem 2007 Oct 21, 2007 Rosemont, IL, US 17 Robots
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