BotFest 3 (14th September 2019)

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BotFest 3 (14th September 2019)

Post by Ocracoke » Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:24 pm

Hey Everyone!

It is time for our third BotFest event! This time, we are trying out a new venue, this being:

The Belvidere Centre
Belvidere Rd,
CH45 4RY

Date: 14th September 2019
Time: 10:00 - 17:00 (ish)

I believe this puts it exactly one week before AWS 59, so this might be a good event to iron out any issues or test your machines at before AWS. At BotFest 2, because of the way that the heats were drawn up, this meant every robot had the chance to fight at least 4 or 5 times (since every robot in the heat fights everyone else).

Like last time, we'll be running a set of 4 heats, quarter finals, semi finals and a grand final. We'll also be having a all robot rumble at the end and if folks want to organise a whiteboard or side-event in the intermission, please feel free to do so. The arena will be getting a new floor to replace the old floor that was in there so no more getting caught on the join.

As always, this is an Antweight event (I know there was mention of this being a Beetleweight event but I've not had the time to get an arena built) but if you wish to do a static display your heavier class robots, please feel free to bring them with cradles and sharps protection where needed. As before, we are running a slightly modified variant of the AWS ruleset (, those being:

2.a: Weight limits have a 5% variance, so the maximum permitted weight for a Antweight roller is 157.5g and for a Antweight walker is 236.25g. Robots that exceed the AWS weight limit but are within the variance will have a note applied to the technical check sheet but pass in this instance.

2.b: Size limits have a 5% variance, so the maximum size for a particular dimension for a Antweight is 106.68mm. Robots that exceed the AWS size limit but are within variance will have a note applied to the technical check sheet but pass in this instance.

4.a: Heat matches will last 2 minutes. All other matches (except the All Robot Rumble and Side events) will last 3 minutes. The All Robot Rumble will last until one robot remains mobile. Side event runtime are determined on the day.

5.g A team is permitted to enter up to 3 robots of either a roller or walker.

Event signup is here:

Hope to see you there!
Team Kaizen

AW: Amai, Ikari, Osu, Ramu
BW: Shu!, The Honey Badger
FW: Azriel
MW: Jibril, Kaizen

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Re: BotFest 3 (14th September 2019)

Post by Kyro » Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:37 pm

sadly too far for me (nearly 4 hours there) but i hooe you all have a good time
Team Rocket Robotics
Esper(4wd flipper)
Mantis (2wd control bot)
Dominus (4wd flipper)
Twinzer (L&K) (cluster)
Remembering Rex (antweight cassuis)

Sometimes, i wake up grumpy... other times i just let her sleep in...

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