Slugbotics presents NorCal Knockout at UC Santa Cruz!
Weight classes: Fairyweight, Plastic Antweight, Antweight
When: Saturday, January 27th, 2024
Where: Baskin Cir, Santa Cruz, CA 95064
All weapons need a weapon safety lock. LiPo batteries must be managed and stored properly. The stream will be hosted by Slugbotics on Twitch.
Safety Check-Off & Bot Check-In: 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Driver's Meeting: 10:15AM
Matches Start: 10:20AM
Lunch Break: 1:35PM
Fights Resume: 2:15PM
Awards: 5:30 PM
The competition will take place at Baskin Courtyard, at UC Santa Cruz. Loading/unloading will happen at Baskin Circle, and ParkMobile parking is available all day for competitors and spectators across the street in the Core West parking garage.
The main arena and all safety testing will happen outdoors in the courtyard, but pit space will be provided in an adjacent classroom (Engineering 2). Please do not solder indoors (or do any other fume-creating process), due to ventilation concerns. We will provide tables and fume mitigators outside instead. Additionally, due to university safety restrictions, leaded solder is not permitted.
The fairyweight and plastic antweight classes will be run staggered in a 6'x6' square arena with FRP flooring, provided by Bunny from Team Malice. The full-combat antweight class will be run in a steel-floored hexagon arena whose wall-to-wall distance is 6', provided by Diana from Team Skorpios. Both arenas will be swept for debris between matches. Huge shoutouts to Bunny and DIana for providing the arenas for this event.
Bots may not be operated outside the arena or test box, please see any of the event organizers for help with testing. When outside the arena or test box, all bots must have a weapon lock on. All bots must receive a safety checkoff by one of the designated safety officers before 10:15am (again, please talk to an event organizer for help or questions).
There will be a lunch break from 1:35 to 2:15pm (40 min) for competitors and spectators to relax. Concessions will be sold on-site, and other great options exist downtown like Pizza My Heart, Sala Thai, and Taqueria Los Pericos. Additionally, Skorpios from Team Skorpios and Malice from Team Malice will be on display and Bunny will have a booth with merchandise for fans!
Thanks to Repeat Robotics for sponsoring our event! The 1st place winners of the plastic ant and full combat antweight brackets will receive a $40 gift card to Repeat Robotics, and the 2nd place winners of the plastic ant and full combat antweight brackets will receive a $20 gift card to Repeat Robotics. Additionally, podium placers in all brackets will receive a medal with their placement, all match winners will receive an etched poker chip to represent their win, and all entrants will receive a laser-cut competitor medal.
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