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Sun Devil Robotics Club - Sun Devil Smackdown

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Sun Devil Robotics Club - Sun Devil Smackdown

The Sun Devil Robotics Club (SDRC)

We are a group of students and faculty at Arizona State University spanning multiple disciplines, including engineering, biology, and other sciences. This academic year, we are thrilled to be hosting the inaugural Sun Devil Smackdown, a combat robotics competition held at ASU.


Sun Devil Smackdown - Combat Robotics Competition

In February of 2020, we are hosting a competition for Arizona K-12 students, as well as undergraduate and graduate students across the state, to buildand perhaps, destroya 'combat' robot, similar to those on the BattleBots television show. The students will be designing and fabricating a robot in the 3lb weight class with the sole purpose of causing havoc to its competitors. Each robot will cost approximately $300-$500, including spare parts. This opportunity will allow students from across the state and beyond to practice their STEM-skills in an exhilarating head-to-head competition that is unlike any other at the collegiate level.

With the premise that there will be sparks and flying metal, we want to ensure that the students are not going to be hindered by their finances. To alleviate the financial barrier and give incentives for the students' ingenuity, we are planning to help fund and provide prizes for the participants. Furthermore, as this is the first competition of its kind here at ASU, we will need to develop and manufacture safety measures such as enclosures and other devices to ensure the well-being of all the participants and spectators involved.


With your help, we can give Arizona roboticists an opportunity unlike any other in the state and bring an exciting, new facet to the engineering and robotics scene. On behalf of Sun Devil Robotics and everyone involved in this endeavor, we would like to invite you to our team and extend a massive thank you for your generosity for allowing this to happen. 

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The nuts and bolts; they may seem small and often neglected, but they are needed for any robot--big or small.



Now, it's getting serious. This amount is enough to get a team fully started with the electronics, motors, wheels, and other componentry. It'll definitely get a team rolling...



The big boys and girls. Real serious knock-out power here. This is enough to fully field a combat robotics team with a fully manufactured robot along with spare parts in the case things go very awry.



Serious submission power. A truly powerful donation that is enough to cover two fully-fielded teams and a portion of the logistics for the competition


Champion of the World

No fuss, knock-out on the button with a cascade of sparks right here. Enough to fund four teams and a significant portion of the logistics of the Sun Devil Smackdown, this is no joke. You or your institution will be listed as an official sponsor for the Sun Devil Smackdown. All promotional material and items related to the competition may include your logo or name if you so choose.

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