Maryland Meltdown

Presented By Maryland Area Combat Robotics Organization

Severn, MD, US

June 5, 2021

Event Information

Organizer: Maryland Area Combat Robotics Organization
Location: 512 Shaw Ct
Severn, MD 21144

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Starts: Jun 5, 2021
Ends: Jun 5, 2021

Event Description

Please look at the bottom for updates.

- 04-14-2021

- 05-10-2021

- 05-24-2021

 Antweight (1 pound) 3d printed plastic robots.

Event schedule:

  • 11:00 am Competitor Setup
  • 1:00 pm Event check in opens
  • 1:45 pm Event Check in closes
  • 1:45 pm Drivers meeting
  • 2:00 pm Combat starts
  • 8:00 pm Event ends

Check in procedure:

  1. Fill out the Unallocated Space COVID19 Partial Opening Guidance form, including temperatures of all persons in your party. Please leave the thermometer and form where they are located. This can be completed at anytime after arrival. (This also takes the place of the UAS Site Waiver.)
  2. Fill out the bot check in form This can be completed at anytime after your arrival.
  3. Take you bot, and the bot check in form to the check in station.
  4. At the check in station, the bot will be weighed, B roll footage taken, and a failsafe check performed. The bot check in form will filled out an collected by a staff member of MACRO.

Please see MACRO Robot Construction Specifications for construction specifications.

Address: Unallocated Space, 512 Shaw Ct #105, Severn, MD

As the current state of the spread of COVID is fluctuating and there is the very real possibility that the State of Maryland, or Anne Arundel County, may impose restrictions on gatherings, the event is subject to cancellation. As such, no fees will be collected in advance. Please be prepared to pay at the door.

In order to comply with the current Phase  3  COVID rules in Maryland, Anne Arundel County and the venues rules, at the time of this posting (March 23, 2021), please review the following..

  •  Please do NOT attend is you are feeling sick, running a fever, or have any other symptoms of COVID.
  1. Wear your mask indoors.
  2. Stay 6 feet apart
  3. 15 30 person maximum occupancy in the building, and 25 persons no limit outside per UAS/Anne Arundel County rules
  4. Leave bathroom doors open so people can tell if they are occupied.
  5. Make sure to fill out the COVID tracing/UAS Waiver form.

And now on with the important stuff...

  1. The least dangerous robot goes in the box first. The most dangerous in the box last.
  2. The most dangerous bot comes out first, if at all possible. Then the least dangerous bot.
  3. If a battery becomes exposed, the match is over. This is a safety thing.
  4. Keep you bots turned off, weapons safeties on and the wheels off the ground. Once more, a safety thing.
  5. We will have someone call next match, and on deck match. We will also try to post the current brackets and next fight within the Discord event channel. We have 20 minutes between matches for any one bot, so towards the end, we will likely be having grudge matches to fill time.
  6. No late hits. If the other bot is disabled, ask before you hit them again. Basically be polite.
  7. Have fun, play safe.
  • Please try to keep the total attendance to a minimum.
  • The pits will be outdoors. As such, please bring tables, chairs, sun canopies, sun screen, etc. (We know of at least one team that plans to pit out of their car.) Each teams pit will be located at least one car parking space from all others (8 feet)
  • If you want power at your pit space, please bring an extension cord.
  • The $15 entry fee is to be paid in cash.

Unall{0}cated Space, the venue, will have cold water, and Gatorade available for the suggested donation of $1 per bottle. Any donation to help the venue is greatly appreciated, and will make holding events there easier in the future.


- 04-14-2021 - There has been a minor update to the event rules.  Please follow this link and note section 4.4.1

- 05-20-2021 - We have increased the number of bots from 16 to 20, so get your bots registered!

-05-24-2012 - Occupanct limits have changed.  30 poeple indoor maximum, and people must wear masks.  No limit on outdoor people, and masks are not required.

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