Mini Arena Build Instructions V0.7 (RoboCup 2016)

Welcome to the Mini Arena Build Instructions V0.7!

This is the version to be constructed for RoboCup 2016 in Leipzig.

The Mini Arena is a flexible, modular system, designed to be constructed using readily available materials.

Preliminary Notes:

In these instructions, measurements in bold are important and should be adhered to. Lengths have been provided in metric (with inch units in parentheses). Please pick one or the other, don’t mix these or things may not fit together. These measurements are all governed by sawcuts so should be achievable using any available materials.

All other measurements are quoted according to the materials that we used. You may vary these to match the closest economically available materials to you. For example, in the US, “2×4” dimensional lumber (approximately 1.5 x 3.5 in cross section) is readily available while in other markets, 50 x 100 mm or 45 x 90 mm cross sectional timber may be more economically procured.

Measurements in italics may need to be varied depending on your choice of materials to ensure that the measurements in bold are adhered to. In general these measurements will be accompanied by notes explaining how these might vary.


The mini arena is made up of the following components.

To make it easier to compute the quantities required, we have listed the components and parts to assemble and cut prior to the competition here.

Changes from V0.5:

  • Pallets are now in the offset “Z” form rather than purely rectangular.
    • Easier to handle
    • Requires less material
    • Matches the latest RoboCup full sized arena configuration.
  • Added instructions for the different terrains.
  • Added BOM for additional materials for at-the-time construction.