Robowars Sydney 2013

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Botbitz - Major Sponsor of Robowars Sydney 2013

Combat Robots return to Sydney this August.
Are you ready for Robowars Sydney 2013?

What are combat robots?

Robot combat pits two radio controlled machines against each other in a 3 minute fight to the death in a specially constructed arena.

Robowars Sydney 2013 Event Page now up on Facebook!

Prizes (still being added to)!
First Place - First Place Trophy, UP! Mini 3D printer from 3D Printing Systems
2nd Place - 2nd Place Trophy, $100 Gift Voucher from Littlebird Electronics
3rd Place - 3rd Place Medal
Fail award - For the most spectacular robotic failure of the tournament.

The sport of robot combat combines design, engineering, driving skills and a whole lot of luck in an adrenalin rush like no other.

I have organised two previous combat robot events in Sydney, both crowd funded through pozible. This year however we're going bigger than ever before.

Robowars Sydney 2013 is a competition for Sportsman class, featherweight combat robots. These machines weigh up to a maximum of 13.6kg and can be armed with all manner of creative weaponry to try and disable or immobilise their opponent within the 3 minute match.

I built my first robot when I was 15 years old, so whether you're an engineer, designer or just like to tinker and build things like me, combat robotics is for you! Anyone can get involved and in collaboration with this campaign, we will have weekly how-to videos on everything you need to know to build a robot and compete in the upcoming competition.

But this event can't go ahead without your generous support. We need to fund the transport of the combat arena down from Queensland, as well as cover venue hire and other related costs.

We really need your help! So please get involved, check out our awesome rewards on offer and register to compete for Robowars Sydney 2013!

OK, I want to build a robot and compete, where do I start?

1. Head over to the Australian Robowars Forum and sign up! The forum is full of helpful roboteers who will help you get your first machine moving. You can also create your own build thread to document your progress, ask for help and show others your work.

2. Read the rules: Robot combat does have rules, mostly for the safety and entertainment of the audience and competitors.

Sportsman class robots have additional rules which limit the use of high speed spinning weapons, allowing for far more elaborate, creative designs.

Robowars Australia follows the RFL rule-set, found here.

3. Sign up for the event! The only way to compete in Robowars Sydney 2013 is by registering through the competitor reward option. The entry cut-off is when the campaign ends, and no late entries will be allowed. Entries are non-refundable.

4. Have fun! Building combat robots is a highly rewarding and enjoyable hobby. Throughout the years I've learnt many useful skills which helped launch my career as an industrial designer.

on 17th May 2013 at 2:00am. The payment portal is closed now.
A$10 +Our heartfelt thanks that you contributed towards making robotic destruction possible in Sydney. Thank you! This pledge also gives you access to the videos on how to build a combat robot.
3 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is April 2013
A$15 +One seriously bad-ass robot sticker to commemorate your assistance in bringing Robowars to Sydney. Put one on your robot, it'll go faster. This gets you the robot videos too.
9 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is August 2013
A$40 +The most amazing robotic destruction themed T-shirt you've ever seen. Custom designed just for this event. You will be totally chased down by robo-babes (or robo-dudes...). Includes Australia-wide postage.
8 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is August 2013
A$45 +Diabolical robotic destruction at your fingertips Want to get a taste of robot combat? This reward gives you the reigns of your very own 13.6kg combat robot to control for a 3 minute match during the actual robot competition against other competitors! We'll take you into the pits, show you how these machines work and a quick lesson on driving before the most exciting 3 minutes of your life! Strictly limited places so be quick!!!
4 Chosen | 6 AvailableEst. delivery is August 2013
A$50 +For competitors only! One featherweight, sportsman class robot registration for the competition. You cannot compete in the event without registering, all late entries will be turned away!
14 Chosen | 10 AvailableEst. delivery is August 2013
A$75 +Robowars Australia – Creativity through Destruction One serious conversation starter! This coffee-table book will document all the Robotic mayhem, drama and outcomes from Robowars Sydney 2013 – Full of beautiful colour photography presented in a gorgeous hardback with dust jacket – 25 x 20cm. It's almost a bit of a dichotomy isn't it? We have a fantastic photographer lined up – you won't be disappointed. Aust wide postage included, OS postage will be extra.
1 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is September 2013
A$100 +We smash your stuff Got a small appliance that has caused you nothing but grief? That toaster with a dial that goes up to 6 but always burns your toast at 1? We can deal with it for you... This is a strictly limited opportunity for the ultimate revenge as we turn your appliance into a mangled wreck.. using combat robots. Your appliance will come back to you in a trash bag, guaranteed! Sorry but we can't trash anything with Glass or Gas under pressure.
0 Chosen | 5 AvailableEst. delivery is August 2013
A$200 +VIP entry into a special side area for filming and photography, away from the main crowd. If you're intending to document the event... this is where you need to be to get all of the action! This reward also gives you access to the builders' pit area so you can check out the machines and their masters behind the scenes! This is the only way you can get behind the scenes without being a competitor.
2 Chosen | 1 AvailableEst. delivery is August 2013
A$400 +Sponsorship Package Your banner on one of the arena walls for the duration of the event! This pledge level gets you 1200 x 350mm of banner space and puts your brand right there in front of the action. You must provide the banner and specify which part of the arena you want it displayed (top or bottom of the panels). Only a few spots available so be fast! Please get in touch for any queries.
1 Chosen | 2 AvailableEst. delivery is August 2013
A$3000 +Our robot events attract huge crowds, in a highly memorable environment. We will brand an entire robot for you, get you involved and create a promo video for your company. Seriously, is there anything cooler than that?
0 Chosen | 1 AvailableEst. delivery is August 2013