Monday, July 24, 2017

Event #4 is a wraps!

Big thanks to all our competitors this past weekend and to our amazing hosts Maker Festival Toronto!

Spectators were clambering over one another and peering down from the 2nd and 3rd floors to try and get a look.

In fact our event was so well received that we were nominated for and won 1 of 8 'Best in Show' awards! Out of almost 150 exhibits we are honoured to receive such an award.

Congrats to all our builders and volunteers!

I would also like to congratulate our winners this weekend.

30lb
1st Displatchula
2nd Ralph
3rd Gigarange

150lb
1st 4 Low
2nd Tankenstein
3rd E Honda

30lb 1st place - Dispatchula
(yes its made out of wood!)

Special congratulations to our newest team, robot and driver.
HotPotRobotics builders of Black Hole did an excellent job for their first robot. Driver Artash learned some valuable lessons and kept focus through out his fights.
Artash and Arushi posing with 4Low and builder Jason.


Check out rookie builders Artash and Arushi's blog post about their first robot fighting experience.


Stay tuned for information about BotBrawl event #5 and join our mailing list. We are searching for new builders and new robots, now is the time to join the growing hobby of fighting robots! Email us at info@botbrawl.ca for more information on how you can get involved and start building your own robot!

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Join us this weekend for Event #4!

Join us this weekend (July 8th - 9th) at Toronto Maker Festival located at Toronto Reference Library for robot battles!

The fights begin at 11am on Saturday and 10am on Sunday!

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Event #4 registration extened until June 30th!

We had a few last minute requests so we've decided to extend the registration deadline until June 30th!

How do I register? 
Registration will open May 24th 2017 and close June 30th 2017.
Spots are limited so register early!

1: Register your robot and team
Here
2: Cover your teams registration fee's
Here
3: Get Building!

Registration Fee's
-$40.00CND for 150lb robots
-$20.00CND for 30lb robots
*Eventbrite fees apply
All event fees are folded back into the event, for building the arena, renting equipment, prizes etc.

Competitors will be given ID badges, required to access the pit area. Passes are made according to your registration info (Competitor Names).
Email: gcbotbrawl@gmail.com with questions

To register please fill out an event registration form and use Eventbrite to pay registration fees. Using the same email for both will help us organize. Furthermore please print out and bring the Eventbrite ticket with you to the event.

Event Rules
Event Registration
Event Payment
*please use the same email as event registration for fee payment.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

BotBrawl Event# 4 Registration is open!!

Event #4 takes place as part of Toronto's Maker Festival on July 8th - 9th. The main tournament will take place across both days along with demo's, talks and lots of robot battles!
Hello robot builders!

Join us for some robotic carnage on July 8th and July 9th!

Once again we are hosting 30lb and 150lb sumo robots, each custom built robot will face off in our 10ft circular arena! Anyone can build and compete, there are a number of intro and how-to's featured on this very blog.


How do I register? 
Registration will open May 24th 2017 and close June 26th 2017.
Spots are limited so register early!

1: Register your robot and team
Here
2: Cover your teams registration fee's
Here
3: Get Building!

Registration Fee's
-$40.00CND for 150lb robots
-$20.00CND for 30lb robots
*Eventbrite fees apply
All event fees are folded back into the event, for building the arena, renting equipment, prizes etc.

Competitors will be given ID badges, required to access the pit area. Passes are made according to your registration info (Competitor Names).
Email: gcbotbrawl@gmail.com with questions

To register please fill out an event registration form and use Eventbrite to pay registration fees. Using the same email for both will help us organize. Furthermore please print out and bring the Eventbrite ticket with you to the event.

Event Rules
Event Registration
Event Payment
*please use the same email as event registration for fee payment.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

BotBrawl Event #4 July 8/9th 2017!

Attention all builders!

Its time once again to prep your robots for battle because this summer BotBrawl returns!

We are honored to be hosted by Toronto's excellent Maker Festival on July 8th and 9th!

Details to follow as we wake up the organizing team.

Thinking about building a robot? Check out our event rules here
Event Rules


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Friday, February 24, 2017

BotBrawl 2017

Its time we get back to robotic carnage!

This year we are planning for 2 more events so ready those bots and charge those batteries.

Details to come...


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Monday, September 12, 2016

Maker Expo Recap!

We had an absolute blast at Maker Expo in Kitchener on Saturday!

With more bots and more fights then last year the crowds were constant and the battles took all day to get through!

150lb SUMO
Crusher 2.0 vs Tankenstein

The early morning crowd

Big thanks to our mayors for once again taking part in the massive 3 way Mayoral BotBrawl!
Mayor Berry Vrbanovic of Kitchener
Mayor Dave Jaworsky of Waterloo
Counsellor Jan Liggett of Cambridge


The Mayoral Bot Brawl!

Thanks to Maker Expo's installation program where they provided funds to special exhibitors. Being part of this program we were able to build a fleet of small balloon popping robots. These little balloon poppers were extremely popular with the kids.  We plan to make this a bigger part of the event next year now that its a proven concept. Details on that down the road but we plan to encourage kids to build little balloon poppers and bring them to the event! Join our mailing list for updates, when ever we publish a blog post you'll be notified (don't worry its not that often). 

New Feature!

Tiny Balloon Bots

Its now time to congratulate our winners! 

30lb robots:
1st place - RALPH
2nd place - Nothing Special
3rd place - Gigarange

150lb robots:
1st place - Hodor
2nd place - SARS
3rd place - Tankenstein

Thanks to everyone who joined us this weekend!

Check out the battles here!






Gigarange vs No Expecations

Tankenstein vs Knuckle Sandwich

Ralph vs Nothing Special

Crusher 2.0 vs Tankenstein

Crusher 2.0 vs Tankenstein

Our arena for the day


Gigarange vs Dispatchula



Knuckle Sandwich vs Tankenstein

Lycan - Battlebot :-0

Ralph vs Nothing Special

Crusher 2.0 load in

Crusher 2.0 vs 4LOW

Mule 2.0

SARS vs Hodor

Gigarange vs No Expectations

Crusher 2.0 vs 4LOW


Ralph vs Dispatchula


Lycan - Battlebot



No Expectations load in

Photo's by Richard Walsh of www.whilefun.com


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