The Bozeman Makerspace will be hosting our first annual HEBOCON (Crappy Robot Battle) tournament Saturday the 19th of October at the Bozeman Makerspace.
Everyone is welcome to participate or just watch the entertainment!
Event cost: At least (1) can of food to be donated to the Gallatin Valley Food Bank
Read the official rules for Hebocon ’19!
You may be asking yourself What is this HEBOCON thing anyway?
Hebocon is a robot sumo-wrestling competition for those who are not technically gifted. It is a competition where crappy robots that can just barely move gather and somehow manage to engage in odd, awkward battles. To my knowledge, this is the only robot contest in the world where people with no technical capabilities to make robots are presented prizes.
Take a moment watch and learn a more about what Hebocon is and where it all began and most importantly why the Bozeman Makerspace must host this event.
Where can I find materials to build my robot with?
We have a few parts located at the Bozeman Makerspace. We have sourced the parts from Goodwill, our kids closets and our garages. Feel free to find your own parts or see what we have for your bot 😉
You can find parts anywhere you see a pile of things, you will find parts for your Hebocon robot.
Do you know someone with a closet or garage like this?
When is HEBOCON ’19?
Date: Saturday October 19th 2019
Time: 2:00pm – 5:30pm
Bot Building/Prep for contestants who have not built a robot. We have some parts available for use, but you might want to check out Goodwill, your garage, your kids closet for parts.
Prebattle Feast (Food and Drinks provided)
Now we are not talking fancy drinks and food. We are talking cheap soda,beer and pizza (unless someone wants to be a sponsor and give us some free stuff 😉 )
Tournament of Crappy Robots begins!
It all goes down until a champion of crappiness has been crowned.
Location: Bozeman Makerspace – 5350 Love Ln Unit 2 Bozeman, MT 59718
Who can participate in Hebocon?
All ages are welcome! If you can use a glue gun and know how to hook up a battery you should be good to go.