Nope, no titanium battle-axes here. Not even a single, measly speed controller.
Seeking intangible resources instead? OK, that we can help you with.
Competition Rules & Regulations
Anything goes? Hardly. You’ve gotta have rules, or we’d have unlicensed nuclear accelerators on the arena floor. And how would that be fair? Of course, it’s a bit more complicated than “no hitting below the belt,” so you can find everything you’d ever need to know at the PDF links below. Happy building!
For those about to build, we salute you. Also, we suggest that you visit the following websites for information about building your robot.
Every Bot must start with a good design, and SolidWorks can help you get there. Plus, student licences are free for NRL teams. If you are interested in applying for a free SolidWorks student licence, please apply here.
Ready to build your first ‘bot, but not sure where to start? A Gears Kit may be just the ticket.
If you are ready to go to the next level, these additional resources may be helpful.
Industry Advisor Toolkit
Thinking of becoming an NRL Industry Advisor? Check out our resources to help you make the decision.
Tips from the Pros The origins of the National Robotics League program comes straight from the old BattleBots TV Show. The top US based teams on the current show feature competitors that got their start battling 15lb Bots in high school. While NRL Bots do not breathe fire nor do they compete in arenas with […]Read more...
Anything goes? Hardly. You’ve gotta have rules, or we’d have unlicensed nuclear accelerators on the arena floor. And how would that be fair? Of course, it’s a bit more complicated than “no hitting below the belt,” so you can find everything you’d ever need to know at the PDF links below. Happy building!Read more...
Bot Building & Teacher Resources This page contains resources for students and teachers for designing and building the Bot along with safety protocols for all teams and programs. BUILD GUIDESNRL Team-Resource-Guide updated 11-18Rio Botz Combot TutorialRobotBattles (How To)NRL Project Completion TimelineNRL Technical Regulations update 2018-19NRL Competition Rules & Regulations – 2019-20 DESIGN RESOURCESSolidWorksEvery Bot must […]Read more...
The NRL Regional Programs are the core of our organization. It is their passion and involvement on a local level that grows and sustains the NRL program. Below, please find Resources & Documents to help you get started, manage your program and run your competitions.Read more...
NRL Innovation Award Sponsored by alliantgroup Award Overview The NRL Innovation Award recognizes their innovative solutions applied by students in the manufacturing process of designing, building or testing of their Bots. Sponsored by alliantgroup, this award seeks to motivate student teams to explore new ways to implement new design features or methods, utilize new technologies like […]Read more...