NorCal Smackdown

Slugbotics presents NorCal Smackdown at UC Santa Cruz!

Weight class: Antweight, Fairyweight

When: Saturday, February 4th, 2023

Where: Baskin Cir, Santa Cruz, CA 95064

Weapons need a weapon safety lock. LiPo batteries must be managed and stored properly. The stream will be hosted by Slugbotics on Twitch.

Requirements for all attendees:

Slugbotics' Precautions:

Pit Space:

Tournament Rules:


Safety Check-Off & Bot Check-In: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Event Start: 9:30 AM

Awards: 5:30 PM

Parking & Event Map


The competition will take place at Baskin Courtyard, at UC Santa Cruz. Loading/unloading will happen at Baskin Circle, and free 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 Room 506). 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.

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 9:30am (again, please talk to an event organizer for help or questions).

Please email for any inquiries.


Location: 191 Baskin Cir, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA


Date: Saturday, February 04, 2023

Begin: 08:00

End: 18:00

Team Registration fee: 10.00 USD

Bot Class Registrations
Fairyweight 3
Antweight 8
Plastic Antweight 6