Small Bots of Mass Destruction is back @ The Martin County Fairgrounds starting on Saturday February 9th 2018... This two-day event is hosted by KurTrox
along with Treasure Coast Makerspace
. This EPIC event takes place at the Martin County Fairgrounds. Not only do you get to fight robots, but play on fair rides, see neat exhibits, and eat junk food!!
Trophies and great (Cash) prizes for the top 2 in each class, Special awards for the rumble winners, best engineered robot, coolest robot, best driver, sportsmanship award, highest hit, and more!RULES & PROCEDURES:
SBoMD uses a modified SPARC ruleset. Please visit our brand new SmallBots.US
website for a detailed ruleset. Email event operator Abra Durjan for any questions regarding the rules. FLAMETHROWERS ARE ALLOWED!!!! and ENCOURAGED!
Each team is allowed a maximum of three robots per weight class. Each driver is only allowed to drive one robot per weight class. (Example: One team may enter 2 robots in the Beetleweight class, as long as there is a separate dedicated driver for each robot). This helps us mitigate delays from one driver with too many robots to repair later in the day.
During the competition it is imperative that you stay close by, within announcers voice, at all times. We dont want anyone to forfeit because it is their turn to compete and they cannot be found. We will have a break for lunch, but bring snacks (or a deep wallet) if you get hungry often. DIRECTIONS:
The Martin County Fairgrounds are located on 2616 SE Dixie Hwy, Stuart, FL 34996. We will be located indoors with no AC, the airflow is good, we will have a few large fans. For those of you that attended last year, we are right next to the old spot, but inside the walled area, so the sunlight will not kill us in the afternoon. Invite your friends and family to watch the action live or on our Livestream!!!!ACCOMMODATIONS:
This is a 2 day event, there are hotels and AirBnB rentals nearby. Anyone who wants to plan a vacay around this date can use their preferred choice to rent. We do have a deal this time. Mention that you are working at the fair as an entertainer when you call the Clarion Inn. Located in Stuart FL. Rates are about 50 a night? But they fill up fast.SCHEDULE: February 10th
10:00am: Check-in begins
10:50am: Drivers meeting
1:00pm: 1st Round Fights Begin
2:00pm: Lunch Break (30 Minutes)
7:30pm: Rumbles Begin
**Robots MUST be through safety/weigh-in before 12pm or they will NOT be able to compete... make sure your robots work and dont be late! No exceptions!**
Qualifiers should be finished by 8pm
Rumbles will be held just after finals end
Event should be finished by 7pm Sunday, and then we all go take naps!!!FEES:
$20 per robot (all weight classes). Fees will be collected at the event check-in table. Cash or check. You can send payment before the event via paypal if you know you are coming.PRIZES:
BIG Cash Prizes!! Apparently cash prizes are a hit so we keep it going. We will also be giving away prizes and money to rumbles winners. Cash Prizes are determined by the number of entrants per category. ARENA:
We have Lowered 8" and Removed a Door on the KurTrox 8 ft x 8 ft rectangle, 4 ft tall walls, steel framed with 2PCS 1/4" polycarbonate walls and 1.5" plywood roof. Steel bumpers. Steel floor. 1 pit
Pits will have a test box for all spinups / power on scenarios. DO NOT TURN YOUR ROBOT ON UNLESS ITS IN A HAPPY PLACE!! (arena or pit box)
Yes the Unicorns and Rainbows were a hit. EVENT WAIVER:
The pit area is closed off from the general public, but can be observed from the sidelines. Registered builders who enter the pit area must sign a release of liability. Everyone entering the pit area must sign one when your team arrives at the check-in table. All competitors or crew members under age 18 also must have their waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian.
Complete Tournament Information, photos and videos of previous SBoMD Events, and more can be found at the SmallBots website: http://smallbots.us
See you in February!