people come for the event?
Al: We have regular competitors
from as far away as Colorado and
Canada. We also have builders from
many different states: New Jersey,
Pennsylvania, Florida, Texas, and
North Carolina, just to name a few.
SERVO: What do you think the
future holds for Motorama and
Al: 2012 was our 10th event at
Motorama and we hope to have at
least another 10. We also have our
annual event at The Franklin
Institute in Philadelphia in October.
We will do our part to continue the
growth and advancement of the
combat robotics hobby in the
northeast as long as it is feasibly
Drawing over 100 bots every
year to Harrisburg, Motorama is one
of the largest currently running
events in America. Aside from just
plain being fun, Motorama also does
a good job of drawing in new young
faces into the sport, and keeping
them involved all through their
youth. This is an important task,
since keeping the youth involved in
events is crucial for the sport to
survive and thrive.
Hedgehog — a Fairyweight
— has a spinning blade
and was entered by
Tetanus is a 30 lb spinning shell bot from Team Brain
Damage. It won first place in the Featherweight class
at Motorama this year. It also took home the coveted
"Most Destructive" award.
Team Tech uses
a drum spinner
for a weapon.
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