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Saturday Jul 8, 2017 12:00 pm

**Due to scheduling conflicts we have moved HEBOCON to July 8 :) **

HEBOCON is a battle for derpy robots. The derpier the better. There are no restrictions on who can enter or how little thought and effort is put in to your entry.
Families are encouraged to participate.

The third annual Hebocon features a maritime theme event as well as the usual battle arena. Robot boat battles will be fought in a watery abyss fraught with peril. So head out to your favorite thrift store, pool store, or naval shipyard and get all the bits and bobs you need to make the derpiest roboboat ever.

(this means you can either make a traditional sumo style land bot, or a sumostyle boat, or both, or see how your land bot fares in the water arena, your choice)

Come recreate the glorious fail that is HEBOCON. Build a robot with as little technology, skill, or forethought as possible, and battle it against other similarly crappy robots. See the below link for inspiration. Inspiration may be found here...
and here...

For more detailed information:
What is Hebocon? :
Current Rule Book:

BOT REGISTRATION AND MORE INFO: • Registration for your robot opens at 13:15. and runs until 14:15.
• Your robot will need to be in the competition area at the time you put it's name on the registration list.
• This will be a double elimination tournament.

Quick Details
Arena is 50cm x 100cm
Robots must fit within their half of arena (50cm x 50cm) at start of match
Matches are 1 minute in length
Competition is Sumo-bot style, therefore the goal is for your robot to be moving in the arena while your opponent is not.
There are some restrictions on robots in size, weight, and technological candor.
Technological restrictions to be determined by judges on case by case basis during sign in for any "technology" used as method of robots performance in match.
Robots should be as simple as possible, staying away from direct radio control or on board hardware that could be interpreted as "technologically advanced"
Don't bring your 60lb pet rock
Don't bring anything larger than your arena profile
Robots cannot have features specifically intended for causing irreversible damage to opponent robot.
Winning bots are awarded 10 points per match
Robots may be deducted points for any "technology" implemented
Points may be added by popular opinion at end of competition for unique or awesome robots and features

There will be 3 awards by points, 1 special mention awarded by judges, and an award for audience favorite.
Robot with the most points at the end of the competition wins

(Big thanks to Arclight at 23B for turning SYN Shop on to this competition.)