Quad Quandary

2007 / 2008 VEX Game

Quad Quandary is played on a 12'x12' square field. Two alliances - one "red" and one "blue" - composed of two teams each, compete in a match. Matches consist of a twenty-second autonomous period followed by two minutes of driver-controlled play. The object of the game is to attain a higher score than your opponent alliance by scoring rings onto movable high posts and movable low posts. Rings may also be placed on the base of the posts. In addition, teams gain more points by having goals in their zone at the end of the match. A bonus is awarded to the alliance that has the most total points at the end of the Autonomous Period.

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2007 / 2008 VEX Robots

Simbot Scorpion 339

Simbot Scorpion Robot

Drive

  • 4WD, 4" Wheels, Four Motors
  • Two All-Purpose Wheels
  • Two Omni-Wheels

Arm

  • Four-Bar linkage keeps scoring mechanism relative to the ground
  • Potentiometer used to move to preset scoring positions

Intake

  • Dual chain intake
  • Picks up rings from the middle
  • 6 ring capacity

Goal Claw

  • Horizontal Linear Slides
  • Claw used to grab goalpost
  • Holds the goal in proper scoring orientation

2007 / 2008 VEX Season Recap

After two successful seasons in FVC, FIRST changed the format of the program and renamed it the FIRST Tech Challenge providing us with the new number Team 339. Coming off two impressive VEX seasons, Simbotics’ goal for the year was to continue their success. Team 339 produced Simbot “Scorpion”. After winning the Ontario FTC Championship, Simbotics qualified for the World Championships in Atlanta, Georgia once more. After great qualifying rounds, Team 339 finished the Championships as semi-finalists.

Driver: Matthew Coffey
Operator: Mike Quill
Coach: Tyler Holtzman/Jeff Beckett

2007 / 2008 VEX Events

Ontario FTC Robotics Championship

Results

  • Tournament Champion
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2007 / 2008 Publicity

The Simbots on Degrassi

An episode of Degrassi: The Next Generation featuring Team 1114's robots and students. Part 1 - Originally aired 30/11/08. Part 2 - Originally aired 18/01/09. More

Simbotics Takes FIRST

An inspired team of students from Governor Simcoe Secondary School in St. Catharines, Ont. can claim international bragging rights for robotics innovation. Future engineers on team 1114, also known... More

Building future robotics

Thanks to an inspiring team of students at Governor Simcoe Secondary School in St. Catharines, Ont., Canada has international bragging rights in the development of robotics innovations by tomorrow... More

St. Catharines high school team wins world robotics competition

A high school team from St. Catharines, Ont., teamed with two schools from the U.S. to win a world title in robotics over the weekend in Atlanta. The 25-student team from Governor Simcoe Secondary... More

Champion robotics team on a high

TV crews descended on the high school. A sign outside trumpeted the team's win. Inside, the halls buzzed with news about how some of Governor Simcoe's own defied nerves to win a world... More

Ontario robotics team wins world championships

Students on a high school robotics team from St. Catharines, Ont. have been crowned world champions after battling more than 1,500 squads for the top spot. Twenty-five students from Governor Simcoe... More

World championship for local robotics team

A robotics team from Governor Simcoe Secondary School became a world champion this weekend. The Simbotics, a team of 25 tech-minded students aged 14 to 18, won the annual FIRST Championship in... More

On top of the robotics world; Governor Simcoe's Simbotics win international battle

A robotics team from Governor Simcoe Secondary School became a world champion this weekend. The Simbotics, a team of 25 tech-minded students aged 14 to 18, won the annual FIRST Championship in... More

Simcoe teams up with Fort Erie Secondary to win Waterloo Robotics Challenge

The Simbots have successfully defended their title. The Governor Simcoe Secondary School robotics team, dubbed Team 1114 Simbotics, found themselves in the winners’ circle at the Waterloo... More

Governor Simcoe's robotics team not taking any breaks

It's March break, but beyond the locked doors of Governor Simcoe Secondary School is a robotics team that doesn't believe in weeks off. The Simbotics, who are 20 students from Grades 9 to 12... More

Simcoe strikes gold in Chicago

Governor Simcoe Secondary School’s robot team picked up first place in a regional competition staged in Chicago. The team, Simbotics, built a robot over a period of six weeks for the (For... More

Governor Simcoe aims for FIRST

Working on it late every school night and even more on the weekends, the robotics team at Governor Simcoe Secondary School have said good-bye to their creation. At least for now. On Tuesday, members... More