Sacramento Robosumo 2016

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Sacramento Robosumo 2016

MakerHQ is hosting a Robosumo Mini competition! Come watch and cheer on at this party with robots.

Bring your coolest sumo robot and join us for this Second Saturday competition where you'll see who has designed the best autonomous Mini sumo robot.

This competition is meant for both those who are new to robotics and those experienced folks who want to show off what they've been working on. We will have prizes not only for first place, but also most creative robot, most decorated, and more!!

Interested in learning how to make sumo bots? Check out our workshops offered in the weeks coming up to Robosumo 2016 on our meetup! We will also be selling kits for those looking to purchase a Sumobot Jr ( setup.

To Enter as a Participant, Sign Up Here:

Eventbrite: Robosumo 2016 (

Robotics Workshops

We are offering TWO workshops (free to members, fee for non-members) on August 25th ( and September 1st ( that are focused on building robots and learning about sumo robot builds. Note: A special announcement for these workshops will go out to all members of this meetup!

In addition to the build workshops, there will be a free trial run/practice session event on the evening of September 8th. This is your opportunity to do final testing before the competition on Saturday!


10am Doors Open for Competitors

12pm Doors Open to the Public

12:15pm Robot Registration and Inspection

1pm First Round Heats

3pm Championship Heats

3:30pm Awards

4pm Afterparty

The Rules:

We'll be following the Unified Sumo Robot Rules (, specifically for the Mini sized competition. That means the following limitations on robots apply:

• Width: No more than 10cm

• Height: Unlimited

• Length: No more than 10cm

• Weight: No heavier than 500g

For an idea of how a Robo Sumo match works under these rules, refer to the official rules ( or check out example videos of Mini competitions to learn more!

As always, if you have any further questions, contact us at [masked].