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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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

T-Minus 12 Days!


MakerExpo is 12 days away meaning there's only 12 days until its robot fighting time once again.

Like last year our honoured guests Mayor Dave Jaworsky (Waterloo), Mayor Berry Vrbanovic (Kitchener) and Councillor Jan Liggett (Cambridge) will join us at 2:30pm for a massive 3-way robot brawl!
Left to Right
Mayor Vrbanovic, Councillor Wolf, Mayor Jaworsky

More over we’ve allied with TV’s battlebots team All Black Robotics to build a fleet of balloon popping mini-bots for kids! Kids in the audience will have an opportunity to take part in the robotic fun.

Mini-bots!!

There is still time to register your robot for Event #3 on September 10th. If you aren'y ready to be a competitor we hope you'll join us in the audience for this 100% free event.


How do I register? 
Registration will open August 1st 2016 and closes September 6th 2016
Spots are limited so register early using our online registration form!

*Registration fee required prior to event (payment through Eventbrite)
You can register now and pay later.

-$25.00CND for 150lb robots
-$15.00CND for 30lb robots
*Eventbrite fees apply
All event fees are folded back into the event, for building the arena, renting equipment, prizes etc.

Due to space restrictions only two competitors per robot are allowed in the pits. Competitors will be given ID badges, required to access the pit area. Additional passes may be offered on a case by case basis.
Email: gcbotbrawl@gmail.com for details and requests.

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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Monday, August 22, 2016

Build Session!

In preparation for Bot Brawl Event #3 at Maker Expo on September 10th we are hosting a builders night at Kitchener Makerspace Kwartzlab!

Join us on August 27th 2016 at 33 Kent ave in Kitchener Ontario! All potential builders welcome. Bring your robots and tune it up in Kwartzlabs workshop, talk shop with fellow builders or get a bit of help where you need it most.

Doors open to all Bot Brawl builders at 6pm!

There is still time to register your bot for our next event! Check out our previous post for details.

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Monday, August 1, 2016

Event #3 registration is live!!


Hello robot builders!

Registration for BotBrawl event #3 at MakerExpo is open now! This years event is on September 10th 2016 at Kitchener City Hall.

Join us on September 10th for some robotic mayhem!!

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.

Here's the big news!

Thanks to MakerExpo we are able to introduce a new class of robot this year!!!!

Introducing the MINI BOTS!! These little guys are designed specifically for kids and tasked with the mission of balloon popping. Each robot has two balloons on the back and 2 balloon popping spikes on the front!

We'll have a handful of premade robots ready at Maker Expo this year for kids the in audience to drive around! If its successful and there's a demand we may open this up next year so any kid can compete with a balloon popping robot!

*There is no registration needed for balloon popping robots this year


How do I register? 
Registration will open August 1st 2016 and closes September 1st 2016
Spots are limited so register early using our online registration form!

*Registration fee required prior to event (payment through Eventbrite)
You can register now and pay later.

-$25.00CND for 150lb robots
-$15.00CND for 30lb robots
*Eventbrite fees apply
All event fees are folded back into the event, for building the arena, renting equipment, prizes etc.

Due to space restrictions only two competitors per robot are allowed in the pits. Competitors will be given ID badges, required to access the pit area. Additional passes may be offered on a case by case basis.
Email: gcbotbrawl@gmail.com for details and requests.

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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Join us on Facebook @ BotBrawl