Robotics Combat Event
Wisconsin Robotic Combat 2021
As the US starts to open up, a number of new events have been spawned to make up for events and groups that have been lost due to COVID. The Wisonsin Robotic Combat event is a new outdoor event by a new league to help fill in those gaps. All are welcome, please join us.
The arena and neccesary equipment to run this event will be in my open garage; the pit area will be my driveway. This means that parking will be at the bread factory across the street.
Wisconsin Robotic Combat Event Registration:
WRC COVID Considerations:
In light of that pandemic this event will be outdoors, masks will be worn, and I will try to keep space between people.
- Open Ant (1 pound) – $20 entry fee
- Plastic Ant (1 pound) – $20 entry fee
- 9:00- 11:00am – Setup and Safety.
- 11:00am – Fights begin
- 3:30pm- End of Event
Both classes opperate under the SPARC ruleset. For the plastic class I think cardboard is a fair addition to the traditional PET, PETG, ABS, PLA, or PLA+ and I will allow it.
We all know that “just 5 more minutes!” means your robot is in four pieces. I will try to be as reasonable as I can with delays and repair times, but as we get later into the tournament I can only guarantee competitors 20 minutes.
All bots will be required to pass a safety check verifying the following:
- All robots must failsafe.
- All bots must have appropriate weapon locking.
- We will have a little meeting before we actually get going to go over some basics so everyone is on the same page.
Arena and Hazards:
Wood floor, wood walls, 1/8″ polycarbonate top. 36.5″ x 38.5″ x 10.75″ box. (It’s a small arena because it’s a shelf I found on the side of the road, but it makes for really brutal matches because there is nowhere to run.)
You will have to bring your own table, chairs, power strip, and extension cord. Please understand this; I don’t have the money or space to accomodate everyone with these items. I will have power supplied at two power strips, but you must run an extension cord up to one of those locations.
Open Ant: Double elimination tournament. $20 entry fee per robot paid at event. Half the entry fees are pooled into the winner, so the max prize is $160. https://challonge.com/WRCmay2021OpenAnt
Plastic Ant: The Wisconsin Robotic Combat Event is a double elimination tournament. $20 entry fee per robot paid at event. Half the entry fees are pooled into the winner, so the max prize is $160. https://challonge.com/WRCmay2021PlasticAnt
If anyone wants to help out with judging or announcing while I run my own fights just talk to me the day of. I don’t have a crowd to keep entertained, so it’s pretty free in regards to that.
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