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Battles at Houston Maker Faire

Presented By Texas Robot Combat

Houston, TX, US

October 22 - October 21, 2017

Event Information

Organizer: Texas Robot Combat
Location: Houston, TX US
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Starts: Oct 22, 2017
Ends: Oct 21, 2017

Registration

Starts: Sep 1, 2017 00:09 UTC
Ends: Oct 22, 2017 00:10 UTC
Wait List: Not Allowed
Entry Fees: Fee per robot (See class list)

Robot Classes / Competitions

Category Robot Class Maximum
Capacity
Currently
Registered
Entry
Fee
Pit Crew
Allowed
Combat 150 g - Fairyweight Unlimited 5 Robots 15.00 USD 1 Per Robot
Combat Plastic Ant Unlimited 2 Robots 20.00 USD 1 Per Robot

Event Description

DARC presents its first franchised event: Battles at Houston Maker Faire.

Website: https://www.meetup.com/Houston-Combat-Robotics-Meetup/
Organizer: Ian McMahon

What:
Robot fighting at Houston Maker Faire. http://houston.makerfaire.com/ Robots will be fighting in the 150 gram open and 1 lb plastic ant classes. Plastic Ant class rules will follow the MassDestruction Rules. All robots must comply with SPARC rules (power light not enforced). http://sparc.tools/

When:
October 21st and 22nd
Doors Safety/ Registration Open: 10 AM
Fights Start: Noon
Close: 6 PM

Where:
Houston Maker Faire
George R Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston, TX 77010

Pricing:
Pit Space: $30
Bot: $10
2-Day Maker Faire Ticket: $20 until Sept. 24th

One pit space will be half of a roughly 2 ft by 8 ft table with a single chair and access to power included.

If you don’t get your bot completed in time but still want to compete, I will have some rental bots available for an additional $40 per day. Please email me to reserve one, if needed. Trust me, it’s worth it.

Please Paypal: IanMcMahon.USA (at) gmail.com to reserve your pit space(s) and event tickets.

Tournament Structure:
There will be a separate tournament for each day. Tournaments will probably be round-robin, but may be double elimination if enough bots come. My goal is to have 40 matches in a day.

Prizes:
Awards for each day and overall points. There will be a bin of prizes/parts to allow people to choose prizes. There will also be a raffle after awards on Sunday to give everyone the chance of winning a prize.

Arena:
4 ft x 4 ft plywood-floored arena with a corner pit protected by a low wall. Audience protected by 3/16” polycarbonate panels.

Other notes:
We will all be on a single outlet. If you have them, I would recommend bringing an extension cord and power strip. Please be considerate about the amount of power you draw. No heatguns. If you could power your pit off of battery, I would appreciate that.

Parking at George R Brown is typically around $10-15 per day. There is a lot underneath Discovery Green.

Proceeds go towards a Beetle arena for Houston and/or hosting future events

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