Robot Throwdown

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Robot Throwdown comes to the Orange County Mini Maker Faire which is being held at University of California, Irvine!
Witness Antweight (1lb) and Beetleweight (3lbs) combat robots fight till the last bolt. Not to mention all the other awesome creations on exhibit at the mini maker faire!

The Robot Throwdown and Orange County Mini Maker Faire will be held at the Beall Center for Art + Technology on the Univeristy of California, Irvine campus.

Beall Center for Art + Technology (red building)
Claire Trevor School of the Arts
712 Arts Plaza
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-2775
Driving From North of UC Irvine:
Take the 405 South – Exit Jamboree – turn right on Jamboree,
left on Campus, right on West Peltason, left on Pereira.
Park at Student Center Parking Structure and walk to the Beall Center.

Driving From South of UC Irvine:
Take the 405 North – Exit University/Jeffrey – turn left on University Drive,
left on Campus, right on West Peltason, left on Pereira.
Park at Student Center (SC) Parking Structure and walk to the Beall Center.

Walk out of SC Parking structure, cross West Peltason at the cross walk, and walk up the Fine Arts Service road (as indicated by the dotted line on map above) to the Beall Center. The Beall Center is the large red building at the top of the hill.
Parking Fees range from metered parking at $2/hour to $10 all day.
Date and Times
August 17, 2013
10:00am Check-in and Weigh-ins begin
10:45am Competitor Meeting
11:00am First fights!
12:30pm Lunch break
1:30pm Fights resume
4:30pm Awards ceremony

Times likely to change on the spot!
1 on 1 Double Elimination, 3 minute matches

We will be following a very common modified RFL ruleset.
Any major changes or specific rules that need to be covered will be gone over during the Competitor Meeting. If you have ANY questions please feel free to email

RULE SET (click me)
(We are currently working on the ruleset formatting and finalizing of specific rules, so we apologize for errors or formatting issues at this time)

No flame throwers
Magnets are allowed, no sticking upside down
Unstick rules will be announced at the Competitor Meeting


Registration Cost Explained
Upon getting your pass to the venue and entering your robot, you will be required to pay a $10 entry fee. This entry fee is separate from the Maker Faire, as competitors get 1 free pass (2 for children under 18 requiring an adult/guardian).

This $10 fee will go into a pot to be divided among the winners of the event. Please don’t be confused by the registration system, $10 is the entry fee per combat robot. All the money goes right back to you (if you win!).

If 16 antweights register and compete…
$100 goes to First Place
$50 goes to Second Place
the Third Place winner gets his/her entry fee back ($10).

Children Under 18 Years Old
Children competing that are under 18 years old will be required to have a parent or guardian with them at all times. We will have a video/photo release form that will require a parent or guardian to sign on behalf of their child as well.

Two venue passes will be given in the case of an entrant under the age of 18 to cover for the parent/guardian

Want to see who won? Check the brackets:
RESULTS – Antweights (1lb)
RESULTS – Beetlweights (3lb)

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