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Support Combat Robotics at Berkeley on Discovery's BattleBots!

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Project ended on October 31, at 11:59 PM PDT
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Help Combat Robotics at Berkeley Compete on BattleBots!

Combat Robotics at Berkeley competes on the TV show BattleBots (HBO Max, Discovery), where 250 lb robots fight to the death in a tournament style bracket! We've represented Berkeley students on the show for 2 seasons with our robot Glitch, and need your help to do it again!

Our Program

Glitch Team Celebrating After Making it into the BattleBots Tournament of Champions 

Since the team's founding in 2020, we have quickly made opportunities for our members, building 14 robots in 3 years, 5 for BatttleBots and 9 for regional competitions. We truly believe that this quick design cycle, as well as the creative freedom of combat robots, has truly given our members some of the best hands on experience there is. Not just in engineering, but also in creative problem solving, teamwork, and dedication (countless all nighters!).

We love competing at combat robotics events since there's an intensity that comes with needing to repair your robot before the next fight. The team has learned tons from the diverse group of competitors, from seasoned engineers to hobbyists who have a knack for hands on building. It has been an essential experience for our careers and we hope to extend this opportunity to as many Berkeley students as we can!

New Member Program

CRB's First New Member Class

Our team supports around 20 members each year in our new member program. Experience members help teach them about combat robots, engineering skills, and we fund their 15 lb combat robot for an annual competition! Our team strongly believes in this program, since allows new members with no experience to contribute, and gives the teams creative control of their own robot!

How Your Support Will Help!

Glitch's 60 lb Tool Steel Weapon Cracked After a Fight

Unfortunately combat robots can be expensive, and destructive matches lead to a lot of broken parts! We plan on dedicating any crowdfunding support to these 3 categories:

$1000 - Brushless Motors: Large brushless motors in combat robotics can cost up to $1000. High performance is key in quickly spinning up our weapon, which stores roughly the same amount of energy as a motorcycle on the freeway!

$1000 - Motor Speed Controllers: One of the most fragile elements of combat robots are the electronic motor controllers, but they are also the most key. After breaking a lot of controllers at fights in BattleBots Season 7, we need to rebuild our stock.

$3000 - New Member Program: We support all of our new member teams with the funds to create their own combat robot! It gives them the opportunity to have full creative and decision making control of their own bot, which is a rare experience for new members in an engineering club.

Tier 3 Perk!

 Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions at, or follow our Instagram and Facebook at @glitch.battlebots! Thank you for the support!

Our way
of Thanking You


Eletronic Thank You

Receive a thank you note from the combat robotics team!

1 of 100 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: September 2023


Stickers & Card

Receive stickers and a handwritten post thanking you for your donation!

0 of 100 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: November 2023


Glitch Figure w/ Retired Wheel

Receive a miniature Glitch figure incorporating one of Glitch's omni wheels from its' BattleBots fights. Includes Perks Above!

0 of 15 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: September 2023


Shop Tour

Come visit our workspace in Richmond and see Glitch and the team in person! Includes Perks Above!

0 of 10 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: November 2023


Name on Bottom of Glitch

We'll put your name on the bottom of the next version Glitch! This will have a chance of appearing on TV! (Unfortunately we're upside down often). Includes Perks Above! * Contingent on BattleBots airing

1 of 10 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: March 2024


Visit us Backstage @BattleBots

Join us at a BattleBots film session, and hang out with the team in the backstage pits! Includes Perks Above! *Contingent on BattleBots filming

0 of 5 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: March 2024
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