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Bot Brawl 2015


Illinois State University RedBird Arena, Normal, IL

The 2015 Bot Brawl will be held during the 5th annual Family Science Day in collaboration with:

Come see one of the United States’ longest-running robotic combat competitions, now in our 15th year! See the metallic carnage of the RC Combat Arena or the displays of brute strength in the Sumo Ring! Watch some of the fastest robots in Illinois fly around the line following track! Or see if the more intelligent autonomous robots can outsmart the labyrinth in the Maze Solver competition! Admission to the event is FREE and registration is NOW OPEN!





To register for the 2015 Bot Brawl, click the link below. Entry fee is $10 per entry if you pre-register, $15 per entry for walk-ins. Payment via PayPal can be done through BuildersDB. Payment via cash or check can be done at the competition. Paperwork will be done at the competition, not through BuildersDB.

To Register a Bot, Click Here


Bot Brawl 2015 Preliminary Schedule


Start Stop Event Duration (hr:min)
8:00 AM 11:00 AM Final Setup 3:00
11:00 AM 11:00 AM Combat Check-In Deadline 0:00
11:00 AM 11:10 AM Driver’s Meeting 0:10
11:10 AM 1:00 PM Combat Competition – 1st Round 1:50
12:00 PM 12:00 PM Start of Family Science Day 0:00
1:00 PM 1:00 PM Sumo Check-In Deadline 0:00
1:00 PM 1:05 PM Reconfigure for Sumo 0:05
1:05 PM 1:30 PM Sumo 0:25
1:30 PM 1:40 PM Checkers on a Sumo Ring 0:10
1:40 PM 1:45 PM Checkers on a Sumo Ring & Sumo Awards 0:05
1:45 PM 1:50 PM Reconfigure for Combat 0:05
1:50 PM 2:20 PM Lunch Break 0:30
2:20 PM 3:55 PM Combat Competition – Final Round 1:35
3:55 PM 4:00 PM Combat Awards 0:05
4:00 PM 4:00 PM Line Following & Maze Check-In Deadline 0:00
4:00 PM 4:20 PM Line Following 0:20
4:20 PM 4:30 PM Line Maze 0:10
4:30 PM 4:35 PM Line Following & Maze Awards 0:05
4:35 PM 4:55 PM Combat Rumbles 0:20
4:55 PM 5:00 PM End of Family Science Day 0:00
4:55 PM 5:55 PM Clean-Up 1:00


Thank you very much to our generous sponsors for the following prize donations!


AutonomouStuff Antweight RC Combat Prize Sponsor
Pololu 3pi Robot + USB Programmer Combo, Zumo Robot for Arduino (Assembled with 75:1 HP Motors) , Wixel Shield for Arduino + Wixel Pair + USB cable, AltIMU-10 Gyro, Accelerometer, Compass, and Altimeter, A-Star 32U4 Mini LV, A-Star 32U4 Prime LV microSD w/ LCD
Schmartboard 5X Assorted Jumper Pack
Hobby Horse 2X HSR-1425 CR Robotic Servos
Solutions Cubed 2X Firstbot Arduino Compatible Controllers, 2X H-Bridge Modules, 2X Dual Motor Quad Servo Controllers, 2X Serial Servo Controllers


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