Robot Ruckus returns to Maker Faire Orlando 2021 on November 13th & 14th!
Insect battles will be run in an 8x8 arena, which has a non-ferrous floor with a pit in one corner. Bigger bots will be run in an 16x32 arena which has a steel floor. Everything up to 12;b will be full contact, and the 30s and 250s will be "sportsman" style. Insect weightclasses will be double-competition and use the SPARC ruleset
. 12s, 30s, and 250s will be a pools fight format using a modified SPARC ruleset.
Entry fees are $20 for insects and 12lb, $30 for 30lb, and $50 for 250 Sportsman. Due to time and space constraints, a team may only enter robots into either the insect weightclasses or the bigger weightclasses. You may not be competing in both arenas
Registration for 2021 will be done in two waves. Wave 1 will open on July 3rd with limited slots available. Teams that register in this wave have until July 31st to submit entry fees and registration paperwork. Teams that fail to complete these steps by July 31st will be dropped.
Wave 2 will open Saturday, August 7th at 3PM Eastern US time with the remaining slots open.
Robot Ruckus will be run in conjunction with Maker Faire Orlando (http://www.makerfaireorlando.com/) at the Central Florida Fairgrounds. Teams will be provided with entry to Maker Faire Orlando, though registration does not give you access to the Saturday VIP event. The Central Florida Fairgrounds are location at:
4603 West Colonial Drive
Orlando, Florida 32808
Check in will be in the afternoon/evening Friday November 12th, with limited check-in Saturday morning. Volunteers to help setup/tear-down the arenas on the days before are greatly appreciated, as are volunteers to help keep the event running!
Questions can be asked at firstname.lastname@example.org
Maker Faire Orlando is a family-friendly event with lots to do for all ages. Invite family and friends to watch you battle and enjoy all the Maker Faire has to offer! https://www.makerfaireorlando.com/attend/