Hardware Competition

Student Hardware Competition Rules
Competition Board 3D Parts
Board Build Write Ups



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 29, 2021
August 1,2021

March 22, 2022
March 31, 2022
April 1, 2022
April 02, 2022
April 02, 2022

Release of First Set of Rules
Planned Release of Revisions #1
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!

Points Task
1 pt Pushing marshmallow off track
1 pt Each bead dropped into a bin
1 pt Each cup with one or more beads in it
1 pt Each net with one or more beads in it
2 pts Throwing beads into each net
2 pts Having a display that moves
2 pts Playing a song
2 pts Having a display that lights up
5 pts Completing the track in one direction
10 pts Turning around and completing the track in both directions
-1 pt Each bead/marshmallow attempted, but left on track
-5 pts Bumping into (touching) barricade, touching “bin”, touching “building”, or touching “power line”.
-10 pts Knocking over “bin”, “building”, or “power line” pole.
-20 pts Damage to the game board, at the Judges discretion