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MASSdestruction 7: Somerville Open Studios 2017!
Sat, May 6, 2017, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
No #season3 of Battlebots? NO PROBLEM! Come get your destructive thrills out at our SEVENTH MassDestruction! That's right, we'll have had this as many times as Battlebots has been on TV come May!
Spectators are, as always, welcome, although a $5 donation to our kind hosts at Artisan's Asylum at the door is also welcome!
- 1lb Plastic
- 12lb Sportsmans
Please see NERC for generic rules (http://www.nerc.us/rules.html).
MassD Unique Rules:
Plastic Ant: The vast majority of construction elements in your robot must be made of plastic. This goes especially for weapons and armor. Carbon fiber, kevlar, and fiberglass are not plastics so you should not put them in your robot. 3D printing is heavily encouraged, but not required. No fiber or epoxy reinforcing allowed on prints though, or chopped-suey carbon fillament!
12lb Sportsmans: To continue to see the growth of this class, the active weapon requirement and anti-wedge clauses are once again removed. However, kinetic energy weapons are still limited and you'll totally get more points if you do have an active weapon and no wedges AND if you hastily make everything from Harbor Freight parts the night before. What good are the points? Not really much, maybe to avoid the....
Wheel of Misfortune:
We are bringing this back but better this time. If your robot is marginally overweight or somehow offends the Robot Overlords, the judges, or the audience, we will make you spin the "Wheel of Misfortune".
All standard NERC rules will still apply, and we will try to have a testing box in the pits. Let's keep being safe here!
We will once again be running our modified-Swiss style of competition, ensuring every 'bot gets to fight at least 4 times. Highest-scoring four will be entered into a short double-elimination tournament to crown our winner and King (or Queen) of Denmark!
Tournament structure is subject to change without reason, but time-permitting you will be able to fight your robot at least 4 times if it's up to the task!
Schedule is shamelessly copied from previous events:
8:00 AM Doors open. Come in, Get check in and inspected
9:30 AM Check in for combat Ends
10:00 AM Drivers meeting and match schedules distributed
11:00 AM Round one of fights start
1:00 PM Approximate lunch break for combat
6:00 PM Approximate Semi Finals period
6:30 PM Arena break down
As always, we'd appreciate any help we can get from kind volunteers showing up the night before for arena assembly or who want to serve as judges/staff for the event! We will be sending out a volunteering form in the weeks ahead for you cool people!