Botathon - Season 3 (2022)

What is Botathon?

Botathon is an annual event hosted by UNT Robotics where all UNT students are invited to compete in a one-day design, test, build and compete marathon!

This year students will be building remote-controlled robots capable of playing soccer, followed by a mini tournament.

We provide everything you will need on the day, including parts, kits, tools, guides, mentorship, and fantastic food (lunch & dinner) for a packed day of robot building and competing. The event is open to all students, regardless of skill level, the event is aimed at entry level students looking to get involved with and learn about robotics, and there’s plenty of fun opportunities for advanced students too!

Botathon is all about teamwork and friendly competition, our mission is to build knowledge and skills while promoting creativity and camaraderie amongst all participants.

Registration

Registration for Season 3 is open now! for all currently enrolled UNT students.

Feb. 19: Registration Opened

Apr. 8: Registration Ends

Apr. 9: Day of Event

Open to all UNT students.
Learn something new and make new friends!

Schedule

Event Date: April 9, 2022
 9:00 amCheck In Opens
 10:00 amTeam Finding Event
 10:30 amBuild Time!
 1:00 pmLunch (Which Wich)
 5:00 pmCompetition Begins
 6:30 pmDinner (Guiseppe's Italian)
 9:00 pmClosing Ceremony & Winners Announced

Field preview

Parts List

Base Kits

Each team will get to choose which base kit they want to use.

MECANUM WHEEL CAR ROBOT

Mecanum wheeled robot
  • Arduino UNO Microcontroller x1
  • L293D/L289N Motor Driver x1 or x2
  • 7.2V 2200mAh Ni-MH Battery Pack x1
  • ESP32 Communication Module x1
  • DC Motor x4
  • Wheels x4
  • Single-layer Chassis x1
  • Speed Encoder Disk x4
  • Nuts & Bolts (Assorted)
  • Wires (Assorted)

RUBBER WHEEL CAR ROBOT

Traditionally wheeled robot
  • Arduino UNO Microcontroller x1
  • L293D/L289N Motor Driver x1 or x2
  • 7.2V 2200mAh Ni-MH Battery Pack x1
  • ESP32 Communication Module x1
  • DC Motor x4
  • Wheels x4
  • Dual-layer Chassis x2
  • Chassis Connectors x6
  • Speed Encoder Disk x4
  • Nuts & Bolts (Assorted)
  • Wires (Assorted)

TANK TRACK ROBOT

Tank track robot
  • Arduino UNO Microcontroller x1
  • L293D/L289N Motor Driver x1 or x2
  • 7.2V 2200mAh Ni-MH Battery Pack x1
  • ESP32 Communication Module x1
  • DC Motor x4
  • Tank tracks x2
  • Single-layer Chassis x1
  • Nuts & Bolts (Assorted)
  • Wires (Assorted)

Upgrades

These parts are able to be bought with botbucks (in-game currency) and will be in addition to the base kits parts that you are given freely. Each team is given 500 botbucks of in-game currency.

Part Name Quantity Price (game currency)
Arduino 1 $50
Raspberry Pi 1 $300
Servo 1 $50
Metal Gear Servo 1 $100
Arduino Servo Shield 1 $100
Motor/Wheel 1 $50
4WD Chassis 1 $100
Buiding Materials (cardboard, plastic, etc.) 1 FREE
Battery Harness 1 $50
LED 1 $10
Ultrasonic Distnace Sensor 1 $75
Misc. screws & bolts unknown FREE
Jumper cables 10 FREE
Mini breadboards 1 FREE

Teams

Teams will consist of 4-5 members. Each team will be given a base kit and 500 botbucks of in-game currency to buy upgrade parts for their robot. Participants are encouraged to form their crew prior to registration, but a team building event will be held on the morning of the event to help find teammates.

There will be mentors to assist teams during the build process in our Discord as well as in person.

Event Sponsors

Our sponsors are absolutely imperative to the success of UNT Robotics. We rely on our sponsors so we can continue to bring quality engineering experience to our members and the community. Every company provides us with invaluable support through both monetary and part donations. Your support will be greatly appreciated and we will be flexible with connecting our members with your company's message.

If you would like to become a UNT Robotics sponsor, please contact us!

Contact Info

If you have any questions at all, please get in touch with us at hello@untrobotics.com or call us at (940) 304-0795.

We're always happy to help, no matter how small or big your question is.