Battles at MakerCon,
Florida State Fairgrounds
A major part of our GCMC Robotics Extravaganza, which includes FIRST Youth robotics and commercial and hobby robotics exhibits, is the Southeast Combat Robotics “Battles at Makercon“.
Combat Robots, or ‘Combots’, range in size from 150g (smaller than a cell phone) all the way up to 220lb. And while some are exquisitely designed pieces of engineering, others are built from scrap metal and parts of old wheelchairs and power-tools. At robot battlesour 2017 event, we’ll have four weight classes: 150g, 1lb, 3lb, 15lb . And don’t be fooled by the small scale – these are tiny lethal weapons!
This competition is open to all college, high school, and recreational builders and spectators. All 15lb weight classes will be combined. The arena will be 7 square with a steel floor. The competition format will be Double Elimination for classes with 6 or more entrants and Round Robin for classes with 5 or fewer entrants. All weight classes will use a modified version of the SPARC Ruleset . Weigh in and registration will start at 9:00am, and matches will start at 11am at the MakerCon event arena.
Battles at MakerCon website
Gulf Coast MakerCon