ALL NEW! — Combat Robots [8 weeks]
Tuesdays @ 5:30pm | Jan 22 - Mar 12
ages 11 - 17 | $185
Fridays @ 10am | Jan 25 - Mar 15
ages 11 - 17 | $185
Build & battle your own combat bot!
What more do we need to say? It’s bot vs. bot in the Bolts & Bytes Battle Bot Arena! Get ready for 8-week crash course in building and battling your own combat robot. This class covers basic bot building, electronics, offensive weapon design, defensive strategy and more.
Combat bots are remote controlled and are built to Beetle Weight combat bot competitive specs. We provide all the hardware — you bring your competitive spirit, tinkering skills and be READY TO BATTLE!
Our goal is to build a local Combat Robot Competitive League for the Jacksonville area — This is your chance to get in early on what promises to be an exciting new community!
Finished combat bots are not included in the cost of the class, but are available for purchase at the end of the class at an estimated cost of $75.
build your own bot…
You design it, you build it! We provide all the hardware, materials and training our students need to make their own battle-ready bot. Classes are structured to give students the knowledge and skills they need, when they need it, to build a successful battle bot. We don’t use kits or pre-assembled bots — Students use real tools and their own ingenuity to make their bot come to life.
add weapons & armor…
Will your bot be an offensive attack dog or a defensive dynamo? Students have the freedom to choose their own solutions to learn what works and what doesn’t. We encourage creative problem solving where there is no “right answer.” We believe you learn as much from design failures as from design success so give students the time and freedom to explore their own solutions.
then the battle is on!
This class features a number of opportunities to test your bot and piloting skills against the competition — then we end the class with a massive battle bot tournament! It’s every bot for themselves and anyone can come out as the battle bot champion!
Got questions? We have answers!
CAN ANYONE JOIN?
We recommend that students have taken our Electronics Exploration and/or some level of our 3D Printing classes to prepare for this Combat Robot class — but that’s not a requirement and any interested student aged 11 - 17 is encouraged to join.
IS EVERYTHING INCLUDED?
Yep! We provide all the materials needed to make a battle-ready combat bot, including the remote control transmitter, motors, receivers, servos, and any 3D printed parts designed by the student. Everything is provided to build their battle-bot.
CAN WE BRING OUR OWN MOTORS/WEAPONS/ETC.?
Though we do not use kits for this class, we do want to have a level playing field between bots and use the same sets of motors, servos and other parts between bots. However, we certainly encourage creative solutions and are happy to accommodate any requests that don’t give an unfair advantage to any one student. So that 56,000 RPM motor or pocket-sized chainsaw may have to stay at home. :)
DO STUDENTS GET TO KEEP THEIR BATTLE BOTS?
In order to keep our prices reasonable, the battle bot is not included in the price of the class. However, you are more than welcome to purchase your student’s bot at the conclusion of the class at an estimated cost of $75.
HOW LARGE IS THE CLASS? WHAT ARE THE AGES?
For safety reasons, this class is capped at 10 students and is open to students ages 11 - 17.
I WANT IN! HOW CAN I REGISTER?
You can register online right here!