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Battles at Maker Faire Orlando 2017

Presented By Robot Ruckus

Orlando, FL, US

October 22 - October 21, 2017

Event Information

Organizer: Robot Ruckus
Location: Orlando, FL US
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Starts: Oct 22, 2017
Ends: Oct 21, 2017


Starts: Jul 19, 2017 00:07 UTC
Ends: Oct 1, 2017 00:10 UTC
Wait List: Not Allowed
Entry Fees: Fee per robot (See class list)

Robot Classes / Competitions

Category Robot Class Maximum
Pit Crew
Combat 150 g - Fairyweight 16 13 Robots 10.00 USD 50 Per Robot
Combat 1 lb - Antweight 24 21 Robots 10.00 USD 50 Per Robot
Combat 3 lb - Beetleweight 20 16 Robots 10.00 USD 50 Per Robot
Combat 30 lb - 30lb Sportsman's Class 16 6 Robots 15.00 USD 50 Per Robot
Combat 30 lb - Featherweight 16 None 15.00 USD 50 Per Robot
Combat 220 lb - Heavyweight Unlimited 7 Robots 20.00 USD 50 Per Robot
Combat 15lb Dogeweight 24 6 Robots 15.00 USD 50 Per Robot

Event Description

Orlando Maker Faire 2017!

We were a huge hit last year(seriously, people were still talking about us up to the gate!) and Maker Faire has graciously invited us back to do it again!

Insect battles will be run in the 8x8 Florida arena, which has a non-ferrous floor with a pit in one corner. Bigger bots will be run in the 16x24 Southeast Combot arena which has a steel floor. Everything up to 30lb will be full contact, and the 220lb will be "sportsman" style weapons. Sawblades: Yes; 5000RPM spinners: No. Flames will not be allowed for safety reasons.

Entry fees are $10 for all insect bots, $15 for 15s and 30s, $20 for the 220lb. Weekend Maker Faire passes are given to each team member. For now, number of people on each team is not limited, though we would like to keep it to a 3 person per bot average.

Event will be run in conjunction with Maker Faire Orlando being held at the Central Florida Fairgrounds located at 4603 West Colonial Drive, Florida 32808. We will be attempting to space out the fights such that competitors can wander around and see the rest of the going-ons at Maker Faire.

As of 7/20, Maker Faire is still in the process of laying out the floor plan, though we may be inside one of the buildings.

Early bird check-in will begin on Friday October 20th, with day-of check-in will begin Saturday morning. Any volunteers to help setup the arenas on the days before, or any the day after the event would be greatly appreciated.

We will be using the SPARC ruleset found here

Maker Faire has also requested that all teams filling out a "Call for Makers!" on their website, so that they can start building the hype!

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