Presented By: Carolina Combat Robots
Location: Hickory, NC
Competition Dates: 8/16/2019 through 8/17/2019
77 Robots Registered
Registration Opens: 1/1/2019|
Registration Closes: 7/21/2019
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USCONEC & The Catawba Science Center in Hickory NC ( http://www.catawbascience.org/ )present Hickory Bot Battles 2019". This will be a Bug event, for full combat up to 3 pounds fighting in an 8 x 8 arena, and a Bot Hockey competition which will be using a 12 ft. X 20 ft. arena for hockey bots up to 15 lbs. For Bot Hockey you can register as a team of 3 bots, or individuals that will be teamed up with other individuals to create teams. Schools bot hockey teams are encouraged to compete.
Still working on the details but as usual there will be prizes and trophies for the top three bots in each class. Cash prizes for the first place winners. There will also be a USCONEC Engineers award.
There will be other robotic activities at the Museum during the event, so 900 MHz, 2.4GHz, or spectrum radios are required. Any other frequency must have prior approval.
Standard double elimination and SPARC rules apply.
Location: Catawba Science Center Hickory NC
Friday the 16th
Fairies and Plastic Ants Competition: 2pm Friday the 16th (Finals on Saturday)
Check-in and safety inspections (Plastic Ants and Fairies) :Noon till 1:30 pm on Friday the 16th
Builders meeting: 1:30pm Friday the 16th
Fighting starts at 2:00pm
Saturday the 17th
Check-in and safety inspections (Ants, Beetles and Bot Hockey) :7:00am-8:30am Saturday the 17th
Builders meeting: 8:30am Saturday the 17th
Fighting starts at 9:00am
We will also have several teams from Battlebots on hand that will be participating in a Q & A and Panel discussion Saturday evening.
Fees: (includes 2 pit passes per robot) $20 for each additional pit pass as approved by event organizer.
Plastic Ants $20
Bot Hockey (No Entry Fee)
If Registration fills up then e-mail Chuck at firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the waiting list
Release form and payment due Midnight Juily 21st 2019. If Registration is full then anyone not paid and paperwork not recieved will be dropped to make room for others on the wait list and those waiting to sign up.
Release Form located at; http://www.carolinacombat.com/AgreementHBB19.pdf
Information for Plastic Ants;
1lb Plastic Ants:
PET, PETG, ABS, or PLA, PLA+, HIPS are the only materials that can be used for the chassis, weapons and wheels. You can add something to the tread of the wheels for extra grip on the arena floor. Otherwise if I can touch it, it has to be plastic. It's ok to epoxy or screw 3D printed components together, it's ok if the heads of the screws are visible, as long as they're only used for minimal support - like attaching the top onto the sides of the robot, or gluing two 3D printed parts together at the seam if they'd be bigger than the 3D printer base. Motors, electronics, axles, fasteners and adhesives can be any material, but cannot be used in such a way to enhance the structural integrity, armor the robot, or enhance any weapon. No other types of plastics or materials allowed (No, Carbon-fiber, kevlar, and fiberglass are not polymers, nor are plastics supplemented with them like NylonX or Onyx)
Some important rules:
- No flame weapons.
- No gas-powered robots.
- If you are using LiPo’s, you must have LiPo bags. All Lipo batterys must be in a LiPo bag while charging.
- Bring your own power strips.
-A weapon lock is required for all weapons.
- A switch and power light is required. A jumper is acceptable in place of a switch as long as it can be easily and quickly connected and disconnected.
CSC has arranged for an official hotel for builders in Hickory if they need it, and has negotiated a good deal. A normal double beds room at the Crowne Plaza hotel in August is $120/night. We have twenty rooms blocked out for the nights of August 16 & 17, if any of the builders call reservations and say they're with "Hickory Bot Battles" they'll get a reduced rate of $97/night, and the hotel will donate $5 to CSC. You can also reserve online using this link
The block of rooms will be held until August 2nd. After that, the rooms aren't guaranteed, but the donation will still be honored if they reserve with the "Hickory Bot Battles" phrase.
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