Battle bot competitions for middle school aged kids

Hello – I run a robotics club for 5th to 8th graders and in this club we are building battle bots with the Arduino. They are doing an amazing job and I thought it would be so much fun if they were able to compete with these outside of our small robotics club.

Does anyone here know of any Arduino battle bot competitions within the US? Specifically within California? If not, does anyone have any suggestions on how I might go about organizing one of these? There are a lot of Vex competitions but I haven’t been able to find anything with battle bots.

The kids are so excited about what they are doing so I am looking for more ways to get them involved and keep them engaged with others their age that are also into this kind of thing.

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