30lb Weight Class
30lb full combat robots are heaviest class we currently fight at NHRL.
- All robots must have a weapon lock that prevents any weapons from moving outside of the cage.
- All robots must have a way to turn off power without disassembling the robot.
- All robots must pass a radio fail safe test.
- 30lbs in a fight ready condition. All robots will be weighed prior to their first match.
- Weight of cameras or video-recording equipment does not count towards the weight limit.
- There is a 12lb weight bonus for robots that do not use wheels or tracks for motion
- For a multibot, only the heaviest bot is required not to have wheels to qualify for this weight bonus.
- There is a 8lb bonus for competitors made up for more than 1 robot.
- The robot will be considered disabled when 51% or more of the total weight of the bot is no longer moving.
- The heaviest robot in any multi-bot setup must have an active weapon
- The maximum weight of any one bot is 110% the weight class limit (for 30lb this is 33lbs.)
- If that bot happened to not use wheels or tracks for motion its max weight would be 42lbs, leaving 8lbs for other multibots.
- The weight bonuses may be combined for a maximum total weight of 50lbs (assuming a wheel-less multibot).
- Robots must be able to fit in a 36"x36"x36" Box in a fight ready condition. The robots may expand or contract during the match.
- Robots must use electrical systems that operate at less than 72 volts.
- Robots must include at least one active weapon
- Weapons which use fire or heat must be able to self light, and self extinguish. See Safety for more information on flame-based weapons.
- The following weapon types are prohibited
- Projectiles over 150mph
- Liquids of any kind
- Weapons which purposefully disrupt radio signals
- Strobe Lights
- 4 People Max
You can learn a ton more by studying past and present competitors at NHRL. Below is the 30lb bot category with information on individual bots.