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NUKEtown 2024 (HS/MS)

13-Jan-2024 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
VEXNet Field Control
Spots Open
Event Region
Max Registrations per Organization
Early-Bird Registration Opens
3-Oct-2023 12:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
2-Dec-2023 12:00 EST
Registration Deadline
3-Jan-2024 12:00 EST
Payment Deadline
13-Jan-2024 12:00 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event has reached capacity. Teams on waitlist may still be added.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Welcome to NUKEtown 2024 VEX Robotics Competition! 

Hello Teams,

Thank you for signing up for our event. Please complete your payment before the event date.  

Participant Release Form:

Participant Releases are Electronic again and need to be submitted by January 3rd. The link is the Document Tab


If your team is submitting a notebook please have a digital version submitted on RobotEvents by January 8th.


Coaches, Please help speed up our inspection time in the morning of by checking your students robots prior to the day of the event and update the Firmware to the brain. Also, make sure students robots will only have one visible color for the license plate showing at a time. Inspection must include poly sheet diagram for the inspectors to ensure within limits.  If anything is in question of legality please be able to prove that it is.

Team Meeting:

Our Head Referees and scorekeepers will be affiliated with the NUKE and WLDCT VEXU Robotics teams. Rest assured that they are well versed in the rules and highly passionate about the game. We encourage your teams to bring all your questions to the meeting and we will do our best to offer clarity.  

Skills Field:

As soon as you have passed inspection your team may enter the skills field line.  We will have the GPS CODE wrapped around the perimeter. Skills field will close promptly at the start of Elimination matches.  Those running skills will be brought over the elimination matches to help referee.

Qualification Matches:

Our Goal is start matches at 9:00 AM. Each team will have at least 6 qualification matches.


We currently have a Lunch break scheduled for our awesome volunteers at 12-1pm, this is subject to change 


$10 per pizza. Payment can be made at check-in.

Due by January 5th

Due to NKU Policy, we are not permitted provide outside food. Please plan accordingly.

Alliance Selection:

Our Goal is start this process around 3:00 PM.


We will be awarding 3 Judged honors (Excellence, Design and Judges) along with Tourney Champs, Tourney Finalists, and Skills Champion after the Finals.  If we have enough Middle school teams sign up we will do a High School and Middle School Excellence award.

Thank you to all the teams for coming to this event and to all our amazing volunteers!
Thank you for attending and helping to support our team!
Any questions or comments: [email protected]

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: Remote Engineering Notebooks

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 13-Jan-2024

Northern Kentucky University Student Union
Nunn Drive
Highland Heights, Kentucky 41075
United States

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8:00 am

Doors open and Inspection begins

8:10 am

Skills runs can be done after inspection

8:45 am

Opening Ceremony & Drivers meeting

9:00 am

Qualifications begin

12:00 pm

Lunch Break

1:00 pm

Resume Qualification matches

3:00 pm

Qualification matches/Robot skills runs end

3:15 pm

Alliance Selection

4:30 pm

Award ceremony

5:00 pm

Event ends


Volunteer Coordinator: Nathan Reed, [email protected]

Experience Level: No Previous experience is needed for most volunteer positions.

Time Commitment: You can register for an entire day, or just a portion of the day as your schedule permits for most positions.

Signup Sheet: NUKEtown 2024 Signupgenius

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

The event may be rescheduled in case of emergency/bad weather. Coaches will be contacted if issues arise.

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event: 

  • All but 5.00 dollars will be returned to teams

If a Coach/Mentor completes registration for the event then chooses to withdraw or not attend: 

  • Refunds will not be given to teams cancelling less than two weeks before the competition. Refunds will be sent out from the event to teams who cancel in due time. If teams registered and paid through robotevents we must receive the funds from robotevents first, this sometimes takes 3-6 months. Refund from robotevents will deduct 10%.
Date: 13-Jan-2024
Northern Kentucky University Student Union
Nunn Drive
Highland Heights, Kentucky 41075
United States

Travel Info

Lodging Info:

Off of Exit 77(1.5 miles from campus)

  • Hampton Inn & Suites Wilder
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Cincinnati South - Wilder, an IHG Hotel
  • Comfort Inn & Suites(Wilder)

Traveling from Louisville/Lexington:

Take I-71 North for Louisville or take I-75 North for Lexington 
Merge I-71/75 North
Take Exit 185 onto I-275 East
Follow directions for traveling East on I-275

Traveling East on I-275 from Greater Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky Airport:

Take Exit 76 (Three Mile Road/Northern Kentucky University)
Turn right off of the exit on University Drive
Turn right at the the first stop light onto Kenton Drive.
Continue straight through campus.
Turn right into the Kenton Drive Parking Garage (Located directly across from the Student Union). 

Traveling West on I-275:

Take Exit 74A (US Highway 27 - Alexandria)
Continue straight on US 27 South
Continue straight through the first light and turn right at the next traffic light onto Nunn Drive.
Enter the roundabout and veer right onto University Drive (First right turn off of the roundabout).
Turn left at the the first stop light onto Kenton Drive.
Continue straight through campus.
Turn right into the Kenton Drive Parking Garage (Located directly across from the Student Union). 

For Unloading and Student drop off:

Drive past the first entrance for the parking garage when following above steps.
Once you pass under the pedestrian bridge from the parking garage take the first left.
This is a loop right outside the venue for unloading.




Judging Format

Digital Engineering Notebook Submissions / In Person Team Interviews: Team interviews will be conducted in-person at the event. Engineering notebooks will be submitted digitally for evaluation  via a link found within the "My Account" panel of the team contact on RobotEvents. A submission deadline that may be scheduled ahead of the event date.