Everything from exhibition matches to finals offer some cash between each game, and the further you make it, the more you earn. According to a Reddit thread, competitors get paid $500 for simply appearing in the arena. The grand winner of the tournament takes home a grand total of $25,000.
How much do Battlebot players get paid?
$5,000 to each of the Championship Tournament Round 3 Winning Teams. $10,000 to each of the Championship Tournament Round 4 Winning Teams. $25,000 to the Championship Tournament Finals Winning Team (The Tournament Champion).
How much does the average Battlebot cost?
Bots can cost between $5,000 and $50,000 to build, and they are mostly constructed by regular people doing this as an incredibly expensive hobby. Teams get sponsors, but that money is to cover costs, not to turn a profit.
Do Battlebot teams win money?
According to a Reddit thread, competitors get paid $500 for simply appearing in the arena. The grand winner of the tournament takes home a grand total of $25,000. Runner-ups still go home with nice cash prizes of up to $10,000, and several trophies are distributed for individual achievements.
What is the weight limit for BattleBots?
Currently Battlebots has a weight limit of 250 lb (113 kg).
How much did the BattleBot tombstone cost?
For what it’s worth Tombstone was somewhere between 10 and 15 grand. But I spent a LOT of time making a lot of custom parts. If I had been paying someone to machine all of my weapon bars for example the costs would have risen considerably.
What is the biggest BattleBot?
Mammoth is the largest heavyweight robot ever built.
How do you qualify for BattleBots?
Anyone may apply for BattleBot at registration.battlebots.com, but we recommend that you do not start building your robot until you are notified by BattleBots that your application has been accepted, and you have completed other entry procedures that will be required by our broadcast partners.
Can BattleBots have guns?
Springs, catapults and gas-pressure powered guns may be acceptable. You may be required to show that your projectile weapon will not damage the Lexan exterior of the arena. A bot can have more than one weapon, but at least one of the installed weapons must display the ability to damage or incapacitate.
Is BattleBots scripted?
According to Motherboard, the two matches were filmed over the course of three days, and there were frequent breaks to repair and troubleshoot the robots. MegaBots co-founder Matt Oehrlein admits the fight was scripted with the aim of creating something entertaining to watch.
Can BattleBots use magnets?
BattleBots reserves the right to require you to modify or remove weights or magnets, or to make other modifications to your bot or its weapon system at any time during the contest. Notice: These Design Rules may change at any time with or without specific notice to you.
What kind of batteries do BattleBots use?
Batteries are included (two AG13/LR44 batteries for the remote and three AAA for the BattleBot).
What is the BattleBots arena floor made of?
The matches take place inside the 48′ x 48′ arena, equipped with safety precautions to protect the audience, referees and drivers from flying shrapnel, fire and charging robots. The arena has a steel floor, steel-framed walls, and a bulletproof polycarbonate plastic roof.