Elevation

2008 / 2009 VEX Game

Elevation is played on a 12'x12' square field. Two alliances - one "red" and one "blue" - composed of two teams each, compete in each match which consists 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 placing cubes into goals, and by "owning" goals by having the highest cube in a given goal. Points can also be earned by "parking" on the platform or by "controlling" the bonus cube. A bonus is awarded to the alliance that has the most total points at the end of the Autonomous Period.

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2008 / 2009 VEX Robots

Simbo Slice 1114A

Drive

  • 6 Motor Drive
  • Four All Purpose Wheels
  • Two Omni-Wheels

Arm

  • Four Bar Linkage
    • Proper scoring orientation at all time
  • Quick and effective for fast scoring

Intake

  • Dual Tread Intake
    • Capacity of five tubes
  • Ability to pick cubes up in any orientation

Sensors

  • 5 Line Trackers
  • 2 Encoders
  • Ultrasonic - Distance from Goal
  • Potentiometer - Positions of Arm

Simbot Snowstown 1114N

Simbot Snowstown Robot

Drive

  • 6 Motor Drive
  • 6WD, 4" Wheels, Omni-Wheel's Front/Middle

Arm

  • Four Bar Linkage
  • Aligned to be in optimal position for scoring and pickup at all heights
  • Quick and effective for fast scoring

Intake

  • Dual Tread Intake
  • Capacity of five tubes
  • Ability to pick cubes up in any orientation

2008 / 2009 VEX Season Recap

Team 1114 had developed a strong reputation for success over its first three seasons. Simbotics introduced five separate VEX teams this year with the introduction of a new program. After two successful events with two gold medals two Simbotics’ teams qualified for the World Championship in Dallas, Texas. Both teams had great turnouts at the World Championships; with Team 1114A becoming the Driver Skills Champion and winning the most prestigious award, the Excellence Award. Even though the overall competition was not won, it was still considered a successful VEX season for the team.

2008 / 2009 VEX Events

VEX Robotics Competition World Championship

Results

1114A

  • Excellence Award
  • Robot Skills Champion
  • Communications Award 

Simbotics entered the competition being one of the strongest teams, and looking to be world champions once more. They had two teams representing them, team 1114A, and 1114N. After a hard qualifying round, they both made it into the eliminations. Simbotics ended the season with two World Championship awards, the Excellence Award, and Robot Skills Champions; they also came in 2nd place for their Animation, Ping Pong Ralley, and 4th place in the Programming Skills Challenge. More

Southern Ontario VEX Championship

Results

1114A

  • Tournament Champion
  • Amaze Award

1114B

  • Tournament Finalist

1114C

  • Tournament Finalist

1114J

  • Judges' Award

1114N

  • Innovate Award
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Toronto VEX Championship

Results

1114A

  • Tournament Champion
  • Excellence Award
  • Robot Skills Champion
  • Programming Skills Champion
More

2008 / 2009 Publicity

Inventors play hard at Canadian robotics contest

Robots resembling runaway factory hoppers roll around the Ontario Science Centre’s grand hall, tossing bright-coloured balls that look to be made of silly string. The bewildering game takes place... More

Simbotics place 12th at world championship

The robotics team from Governor Simcoe has landed a top-12 spot on the world podium for the seventh straight year. The 22-student Simbotics team competed at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta over the... More

Simcoe robotics team takes on world

It's called Lunacy. Listening to Greg Phillips describe the premise of the robotics competition in which 22 Governor Simcoe Secondary School students will test their mettle this weekend, the name is... More

Simbotics Featured on Discovery's Daily Planet

Recently, the Discovery Channel's Daily Planet gave a primer for the Greater Toronto Regional. They visited our team at our practice field and interviewed members of our team. They profiled us on... More

Two city schools earn top robotics awards

Two St. Catharines high schools have been elevated to the echelons of robotics greatness. Sir Winston Churchill and Governor Simcoe Secondary schools both earned major accolades at the VEX Robotics... More