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Call for Beetleweight RC Combat Competitors!

Please mark your calendars for mid-Summer RC Combat in Peoria!! August 8!!
We’re trying to setup a small Beetleweight RC Combat competition for the Ignite Peoria event being held on August 8. A local middle school has helped a few of the students create RC combat robots last year, and they’re looking for a time and place to compete. We think the MakerFest associated with Ignite Peoria would be a great place to do an exhibition tournament with the students.
However, we’re short a few bots. The students will only have 2-4 bots, which won’t make for a long tournament. We would like some of our regular competitors from the Bot Brawl to join in the melee and help the kids have some fun.
If you’re interested, please let Brian Oleson know. We have no formal registration system and we’ll have no entry fee. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places from our leftover Bot Brawl stock.

July 18, 2015 at 2:03 pm | Uncategorized | No comment

New Meeting Location

Please be advised that our monthly meeting location has changed.
We are now meeting at:

306 Erie Ave.
Morton, IL 61550

January 7, 2015 at 1:02 pm | Uncategorized | No comment

Bot Brawl 2014 Schedule

Back to BotBrawl 2014 Competition Page…

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

March 21, 2014 at 9:30 am | Uncategorized | No comment

2013 Bot Brawl Article in ROBOT Magazine!

Check out the September/October issue of ROBOT Magazine for an exciting article about our 2013 Bot Brawl!


July 30, 2013 at 11:06 am | Announcements, Uncategorized | No comment

CIRC Group Outing – Peoria Riverfront Segway Tour 9/29/12

Here are some pictures and a video from CIRC’s first group outing. 5 of our members went on Segway tour at the Peoria Riverfront. Segway Tours are available through


September 30, 2012 at 9:10 pm | Uncategorized | No comment

2012 RoboGames

The 2012 RoboGames competition took place from April 20th to the 23rd at San Mateo, California. This event was attended by CIRC President Dan Toborowski and Vice President Curt Boirum. Curt competed in the event with his 3lb Beetleweight and 120lb Middleweight combat robots.


April 26, 2012 at 6:11 am | Uncategorized | No comment