SoCal Smackdown -- Now Open To All Builders!!

Join us for ASME at UCLA's first-ever beetleweight combat robotics tournament!


Update: We’re looking for a few judges to help us with the event! The competition starts around 10 AM, and should wrap up around 7 PM. We can offer judges a small honorarium as a token of our appreciation. If you’re interested in judging, please reach out to our event organizer Erin Hall at

Update: As of April 25, this event is now open to builders from the general public!


When: May 22nd, 2022 (8 AM - 8 PM)

Where: Ackerman Grand Ballroom (308 Westwood Plz., Los Angeles, CA, 90024)

Who: NOW OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and Student Teams (collegiate, high-school)

Teams permitting, there will be a 16-team double elimination tournament for the public and a separate 16-team double elimination tournament for students; the winners of both brackets will face off in the championships!

Weight Class: 3 lb. Beetleweight

Cost: $30 per robot. Student teams should purchase "Student Team Robot Registration" tickets, and builders from the general public should purchase "Open Robot Registration" tickets on this Eventbrite: 


Tentative Event Schedule:


Competition Details:


If you have any questions, please reach out to our team ( or event organizer Erin Hall ( by email.

Location: Curbside, 308 Westwood Plaza, Ackerman A-Level, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA


Date: Sunday, May 22, 2022

Begin: 08:00

End: 20:00

Team Registration fee: 30.00 USD

Bot Class Registrations
3lb - Beetleweight 16