Event Day for Competitors
Welcome to NHRL!
Event Day is crazy but this page should help guide you around. Here is some important information for you;
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Starting at 1:00 PM and ending at 9:00PM we will be opening up our facility for competitors to find their tables and set up their gear before the event. The goal of the pre day is to give you time to work on your robot and potentially pass safety ahead of the event. The pits are open. Much of the staff will be getting ready for the broadcast. You will have full access to all the tools and resources we have at our facility. Since we will still be getting ready for the broadcast all the broadcast spaces will be off limits until the day of the event.
- If you need help with anything reach out on the #tech-support-general discord channel, or find a staff member
- You are welcome to use any of the test boxes to test your robot.
- The photo booth won't be ready until the day of the event. Feel free to take pictures for your own use though!
- Take some time to explore the building, make sure you know where everything is.
Welcome to the event! Below are some helpful links for navigating the event. If you have any questions or issues, please find a staff member.
Things to do, in order of importance:
- Pass a safety check
- Click this link Find your robot. Click its name, and update your bots picture.
- Ensure your robot is ready. Robots that are not ready may forfeit their matches
- Keep track of when your next fight is, we are running in bracket order.
- Join the Discord
- Create a wiki page for your bot
Day of Schedule
Now that you have arrived here at our facility and are preparing for your day of combat it is important to be aware of the days schedule so that you are never caught off guard! If you find that you have free time throughout the day and are ready for your fights we want to encourage you to look at our other attractions present at the arena.
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
During this time we will be opening the doors for our competitors to arrive, check-in, pass safety, and take their robot photos. We ask that all competitors be present in the building by 9:30 AM.
9:30AM - 9:45 AM
During this time we are going to be having our morning drivers meeting. This meeting is going to cover the safety and event procedures that will be in place during the event.
Starting off in the morning at 9:45AM we will open our doors to allow for spectators to being entering into the arena and getting situated with the spectating arena, event activities, and photo opportunities.
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Starting at 10:00 AM we will begin robot fights that are going to run are fights in our winners and losers brackets. These fights will take a break at 6:00 PM for 30 minuets to allow for builders to have time to repair their robots. During this break the stream will also be switched over to the NRHL prime stream.
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
During this time frame we are going to have food trucks on site providing food for our competitors and spectators. At our upcoming event we are going to have two food trucks in attendance. First off we are going to be having Ringside Grill, a local Norwalk food truck, and secondly we are going to be having Silver Sands Pizza. Both of their menus can be found by clicking on each trucks name! These trucks have been at our facility before and we are excited to be inviting them back for our audience!
7:00 PM - Close
After the 30 minuet break we will move into NHRL prime which is going to focus on the last 16 bots in each weight class. These fights are expected to be less rapidly paced as each builder is allotted 20 minuets after each fight to repair and recharge their robot. However, since these are gearing up to be some of our finalists these fights are sure to be intense and action packed.
Exciting Activities at NHRL
For the first time ever we are excited to offer our spectators and competitors the opportunity to drive NHRL's one of a kind referee bot Brett the Brick! Driving this bot will not only allow for everyone to be able to drive a real combat robot but it will also give people an opportunity to understand the challenges associated with driving our referee bots. As a special treat for this experience we will be stocking the cage with some materials to allow for everyone to understand just how powerful our referee bots are, even when they are in demonstration mode.
250lb Heavyweight Combat Robots!
Another experience that we are able to offer here at our arena is for a chance to take photos with some of your favorite battle bots from the discovery TV show! Inside our facility we have the robots of Sharko, Paintrain, and Smeee setup for people to take photos with. In addition to the robots being here at NHRL their builders, Evan Arias and Joe Fabiani are builders here at NHRL and compete in our 3lb, 12lb, and 30lb weight classes.
Finally we have our lounge and eating area. Here we have free drinks, water dispensers, picnic tables, and a view of the live stream for anyone who wants to get food without missing any of the action throughout the day!
During the day we know everyone is going to be under a large amount of stress with keeping their robots ready to fight during the grueling battles they will face. As a result we wanted to provide you with a collection of information that we are sure everyone will be looking for during their time here at Norwalk. First, in order to ensure a timely end to our event we are asking everyone to be on top of ensuring they are in the green room as soon as they see their name on the next 10 fight list. This list is going to be posted at the front of the pits during the event so please keep an eye out for your robots name! If you are interested in watching the live stream from your pit click here and you will be redirected to the stream. We will also have the brackets posted at the front of the pits. However if you are unable to see them or would like to track them on your personal computer please follow the links below.
Finally, either before you arrive or as you arrive at our arena we encourage you to review our building map. This map contains all of the information about the facility that we want you to be aware of. It also contains information about egress routes in the event that we need to evacuate the building during the event.