It's a battle for the survival of the fittest robot this Easter holiday at the Fleet Air Arm Museum. Robots from all over the UK will be trundling towards the Museum on 16th and 17th April in an all out battle to grind, slam and crush the opposition.
The event is organised by Robo Challenge whose expertise in building robots is regularly seen on TV's The Gadget Show.
Many participants of the hit TV show Robot Wars travel from all over the UK to compete with their mechanical warriors behind the bullet proof Robo Challenge Arena.
Robot Family Workshops
Arena One will be hosting robot building workshops (spaces are limited on these workshops, please register early on the day). If you ever wanted to know what it would be like to be a roboteer, then this is the perfect opportunity. A chance to work as a team to build a real robot before taking it into battle - great hands-on family fun. This unique experience teaches the participants how robots work using Science & Technology and is suitable for ages 7 years and upward.
Large arena battles by Robo Challenge Teams
Arena Two is where the professionals do battle behind a bullet proof screen. These machines have to be seen to be believed! Some are fitted with angle grinders and some with flame throwers...all intent on being the last one standing!
There is no additional charge to attend and participate in the Robo Challenge event and workshops. Normal Museum admission prices apply. To sign up to a robot building workshop simply apply on the day!
Places will be limited in the robot Family Workshops. and will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.
Registration for the Family Workshops will take place under concorde.
Register at 10am for the morning workshop at 10.45
Register at 12.15 for the afternoon workshopat 12.45
Register at 2.30 for the afternoon workshop at 3pm
Visitors will be organised into 16 teams per Family Workshop session and families may find they will have to share. Seating will be allocated to the young participants as a priority. Family Teams can only register for one workshop in the first instance. If there is space in the 3pm workshop then families may register for a second go.
10.00 - Registration open under Concorde for 10.45 workshop
10.45 - 11.45 - Robot Family Workshop - Pre-registration is essential - see above 10.00
11.45 - 12.45 - Large arena battles by Robo Challenge teams
12.15 - Registration open under Concorde for 12.45 workshop - new teams only
12.45 - 1.45 - Robot Family Workshops - Pre-registration is essential - see above 12.15
1.45 - 2.45 - Large arena battles by Robo Challenge teams
2.30 - Registration open under Concorde for 3pm workshop, teams may register to have a second go at this workshop only if space allows.
3.00 - 4.00 - Robot Family Workshops - Pre-registration is essential - see above 2.30.
4.00 - 5.00 - Large arena battles by Robo Challenge teams