Small Bots of Mass Destruction is back @ The Martin County Fairgrounds starting on Saturday February 11, 2016… This two-day event hosted by Treasure Coast Makerspace along with KurTrox presents our 3rd combat robot tournament. This EPIC event takes place at the Fairgrounds during the annual Martin County Fair. Not only do you get to fight robots, but the exhibits and rides are available for builders to take a breaks and enjoy too!! Fair Entrance wristband is included with each builder signup. (rides wristband is extra “purchased @ fair”)
Trophies and great 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 the TCMS website Rules Page 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 are separate dedicated drivers 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 don’t want anyone to forfeit because it is their turn to compete and they cannot be found.
The Fair will be running both days and it is easy to get distracted and wander off during competitions.
The Martin County Fair Grounds is located on A1A in Stuart, FL. Address is: 2616 SE Dixie Hwy, Stuart, FL 34996. We will be located under the breezeway between “A” and “C” buildings. Invite your friends and family to watch the action!
If you are traveling from out of town we have a special rate worked out with the fair and a local hotel. All of that information will be emailed to you when you register.
Feb. 11th (Day 1)
9:00am: Gates open & check-in begins
11:45am: Mandatory meeting
12:00pm: 1st Round Fights Begin
2:00pm: Crowd Raffle Toy Fights
4:00pm: Crowd Raffle Toy Fights
5:00pm: Dinner Break (1 Hour)
6:00pm: Crowd Raffle Toy Fights
6:30pm: Rumbles Begin
**Robots MUST be through safety/weigh-in before 11:45am or they will NOT be able to compete… make sure your robots work and don’t be late! No exceptions!**
Qualifiers should be finished by 7pm
Rumbles will be held just after qualifiers end (finalists are not permitted to compete in the rumble)
Feb. 12th (Day 2)
9:00am: Gates open & pits open
12:00pm: Fights Begin
Awards Presentation immediately after the finals
Rumbles will be held just after finals end (finalists are permitted to compete in this rumble)
Please stick around afterward if possible to help clean up and take down the arena.
Event should be finished by 5pm, and then we all go play on the rides!!! (if you bought a wristband for rides)
$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.
UPGRADED!!! 8 ft x 16 ft rectangle, 4 ft tall walls, steel framed with 2x 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)
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 TCMS website: http://www.treasurecoastmakerspace.com
See you in February!