Completed and Upcoming Events
February 11 - March 7
Central Illinois Bot Brawl 2010 was presented by the Central
Illinois Robotics Club in Peoria, IL on
3/6/2010; 24 bots registered.
Motorama 2010 was presented by the North East Robotics
Club in Harrisburg, PA on 2/19 and
2/21/2010; 109 robots registered.
England on 2/13 and 2/14/2010.
for May -
HORD Spring 2010 will
be held on May 15th in
Brecksville, OH, presented by
the Ohio Robot Club. Go to
Maker Faire Bot Gauntlet will be held in San Mateo, CA
on May 22nd and 23rd, presented
by California Insect Bots. Go to
http://calbugs.com for more
Roaming Robots will present shows at Aylesbury on
5/9/2010, and at Guildford on
6/13/2010. Go to www.roam
ingrobots.co.uk for more
M torama 2010
● by Chris Olin
February 19-21, 84 killer robots gathered in Harrisburg, PA to
delight hundreds of motor sports
fans with their metal crushing
mayhem in the North East Robotic
Club’s (NERC) Robot Conflict 2010.
Robot Conflict is part of the massive
Motorama indoor motor sports
spectacular held annually at the
Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex.
First built in 1931 as an
agricultural exhibition hall, the Farm
Show Complex has expanded into a
600,000 square foot indoor state
fair grounds and expo center. In
1977, a group of motocross riders
came up with an idea to use this
massive complex for a winter indoor
motor sports event. Since that first
event in February 1978, Motorama
has expanded to include motorcycle,
ATV, Go Kart, Quarter Midget, and
RC car racing. The event also features
car shows, a beauty pageant, and,
of course, combat robotics.
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