Hardware Competition

RulesVersion 1.1

The oldest carnival party of US, Mardi Gras, is coming to IEEE SoutheastCon 2022! Create your robot float to participate in it. Earn points by throwing beads, trashing moon pies out of the way, and navigating through Mobile scene while avoiding power lines!


March 10, 2021
June 1, 2021
July 1,2021
August 1,2021
October 1, 2021

March 22, 2022
March 30, 2022
March 31, 2022
April 01, 2022
April 02, 2022

Release of First Set of Rules
Planned Release of Revisions #1
Planned Release of Revisions #2
Planned Release of Revisions #3
Final Major Version FREEZE

Team Registration Deadline
Day 1 SoutheastCon 2022
Hardware Practice
Qualifying Match
Final Match


Questions & Answers

Join our discord! The planning committee is available to answer any questions you may have about SoutheastCon 2022! The discord server has channels for both student program and technical program, with focus on hardware competition, software competition and authors. Please keep in mind that while we will do our best to update discord, the information posted on this site should be referenced as your primary resource.


Score Sheet Coming Soon!

1 ptPushing marshmallow off track
1 ptEach bead dropped into a bin
1 ptEach cup with one or more beads in it
1 ptEach net with one or more beads in it
2 ptsThrowing beads into each net
2 ptsHaving a display that moves
2 ptsPlaying a song
2 ptsHaving a display that lights up
5 ptsCompleting the track in one direction
10 ptsTurning around and completing the track in both directions
-1 ptEach bead/marshmallow attempted, but left on track
-5 ptsBumping into (touching) barricade, touching “bin”, touching “building”, or touching “power line”.
-10 ptsKnocking over “bin”, “building”, or “power line” pole.
-20 ptsDamage to the game board, at the Judges discretion