Combat at Gulf Coast MakerCon!

Presented By AMROC Fab Lab

Tampa , FL, US

May 27, 2023

Event Information

Organizer: AMROC Fab Lab
Location: 4801 E Fowler Ave
Tampa, FL 33617

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Starts: May 27, 2023
Ends: May 27, 2023

Event Organizers

Terri Willingham

Robot Classes / Competitions

Category Robot Class Maximum
Pit Crew
Combat 150 g - Fairyweight 16 7 Robots None 20.00 USD Unlimited
Combat 1 lb - Antweight 16 18 Robots 4 Robots 20.00 USD Unlimited
Combat 3 lb - Beetleweight 16 12 Robots 1 Robot 20.00 USD Unlimited

Event Description

Welcome to Combat at Gulf Coast MakerCon!  Gulf Coast MakerCon, one of the area's oldest maker festivals, is back after a short hiatus and looking forward to a full day of maker fun in partnership with the Tampa Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI), where the event is being held.  So come enjoy a day of mini-mayhem at MakerCon!

Event Info 

  • Classes: Fairy, Ant, Beetle
  • A pre-paid registration of $20 per bot is required, which goes towards prize money for the top winners in each class.  Once your bot is approved, teams will get a link to pay their fee.
  • Prize Purse: Cash prize as a split on registration fees divided between first/second/third place and vie for the Rusty Wrench Award given to the top bot in each category!
  • Pits: Each team will have a table and power.  Bring extension cords, power strips, lipo bags,and chairs,in addition to robots and gear.
  • Pre-Event email will have more detailed information about the event. 


  • Load-In and Safety Inspections:  9 am -10 am
  • Drivers Meeting :10:30 am
  • Must pass Safety by 11 am to generate brackets to start fights by noon
  • Lunch at 11 am
  • Fights start at noon and run continuously, with a minimum of 20 min. between matches

Rules: SPARC Ruleset plus:

  • Exposed batteries are automatic forfeits
  • One postponement
  • One unstick per fight (if you become unintentionally stuck)
  • No entanglements
  • Tapouts allowed

Match Length:  2 minutes

Match format: In the interest of time, we will be doing Modified Double Elimination (single final fight)


Event Results

Congrats to our winners and thank you to all who joined in for a fun day!


  1. Horseshow Havoc (Kriegs Combat)
  2. Woody’s Wedge (Kriegs Combat)
  3. Smol (Liberal Arts Engineering)



  1. Insomnia (Purple Fire)
  2. Chonk (Liberal Arts Engineering)
  3. Fury (Rogers Robotics)



  1. Zippy (Quicksilver Robotics)
  2. Big-G (Junk Yard Dog)
  3. Peekaboo (BattleBobs)

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