Clean Sweep

2009 / 2010 VEX Game

VEX Clean Sweep is played on a 12'x12' square field configured as seen above. Two alliances – one "red" and one "blue" – composed of two teams each, compete in matches consisting 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's alliance by moving as many balls as possible onto their side of the field and by "locking up" small balls in the triangular goals. A bonus is awarded to the alliance that has the most total points at the end of the Autonomous Period.

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2009 / 2010 VEX Robots

Simbot BucketTown 1114A

Simbot BucketTown Robot

Drive

  • 6 Motor Drive
  • Two All-Purpose Wheels
  • Two Omni-Wheels (used for ease of turning)

Pickup

  • Forked design with ability to pick up two footballs
  • Quick and effective

Elevator

  • Vertical Linear Slide
  • Used to lift the bucket to scoring height

Bucket

  • Tilts backwards to dump balls
  • Capacity of 4 footballs

Crows Nest 1114C

Crows Nest Robot

Drive

  • Kicker Drive
    • Four Motor Main Drive – One Motor for the Kicker
  • Central “Kicker” Wheel for strafing capabilities

Arm

  • Four Bar Linkage
    • Used for quick and effective scoring

Pickup

  • Claw Design
    • Capacity of 1 Football, to score quickly

P.O.W. 1114M

P.O.W. Robot

Drive

  • Kicker Drive
    • Four Motor Main Drive – One Motor for the Kicker
  • Central “Kicker” Wheel for strafing capabilities

Pickup

  • Four Horizontal Rollers
    • Spins the balls up the wall to score them

Pac-Bot 1114Q

Pac-Bot Robot

Drive

  • Kicker Drive
    • Four Motor Main Drive – One Motor for the Kicker
  • Central “Kicker” Wheel for strafing capabilities

Pickup

  • Horizontal Roller
    • Spring Loaded to pickup both Small Balls and Footballs

Arm

  • Reverse Bucket Dump
    • Capacity of Two Footballs

Simbot Sneaky 1114X

Simbot Sneaky Robot

Drive

  • Kicker Drive

    • Four Motor Main Drive – One Motor for the Kicker

  • Central “Kicker” Wheel for strafing capabilities

Arm

  • Rotational Arm

    • Geared Down for Heavier Loads

Intake

  • Single Tread Intake with Zip ties

    • Capacity of Two Footballs

  • Ability to pick up Footballs in any orientation

Simbot Miga 1114Z

Simbot Miga Robot

Drive

  • Four Motor Main Drive
  • Two Motor for the Kicker
  • Central “Kicker” Wheel for strafing capabilities

Pickup

  • Vertical Tank Tread with rubber links
  • Used to roll balls up the wall

2009 / 2010 VEX Season Recap

After an impressive showing at the World Championships the year before, Simbotics looked to sustain their impressive VEX program and continue their success. With the program allowing multiple teams per school Simbotics decided to further take advantage by creating a stepladder system to the FRC program. Team 1114 introduced seven different VRC robots for the 2009/10 season. After two very successful competitions and two gold medals, team 1114 once again had two teams qualify for the World Championships in Dallas, Texas. With some rough qualifying matches both teams ended up in the eliminations. 1114Z finished as quarter-finalists and 1114A as finalists. All in all it was a very successful year for Simbotics.

2009 / 2010 VEX Events

VEX Robotics Competition World Championship

Results

1114A

  • Technology Division Finalist
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York Region VEX Championship

Results

1114C 

  • Tournament Finalist

1114Q

  • Programming Skills 2nd Place

Team 1114 Simbotics had 2 teams representing them at the first annual York Region VEX Robotics Championship. Team 1114C, and 1114Q, both did very well during the qualification round, coming in second and fourth place. Once in the elimination round team Q ended as a semi finalist, and C ended as a finalist. Team Q also came in second place in the programming skills challenge. They ended the day with two trophies, programming skills finalist and tournament finalist; and a nomination for the excellence award, the highest award in VEX. More

Southern Ontario VEX Championship

Results

1114A 

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

1114W 

  • Judges' Award 

Simbotics hosted the 2009 Southern Ontario VEX Robotics Championship. They had all 7 of their teams competing there, including team 1114W which was created only a day before the competition. They ran the event with the help from their many volunteers. There was 48 teams participating at the competition, just enough for the top two aliances to make it to the 2010 VEX Robotics Championship. One of Simbotics teams, 1114A, won the event. The event was a complete success, and Simbotics ended the event with 5 teams in the elimination round and 5 awards. More

Toronto VEX Championship

Results

1114A 

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

1114Z

  • Tournament Finalist
  • Robot Skills Finalist
  • Programming Skills Finalist 

Simbotics attended the 2009 Toronto VEX Robotics Championship hoping to win the event once more. They had all 6 of their teams competing at the event. After a hard qualifying round 5 of their teams made it into the eliminations. They ended up having one of their teams, 1114A, win the competition. Teams 1114A, and 1114Z both qualified for the Championships. In total the team brought home 7 awards. More

2009 / 2010 Publicity

Governor Simcoe SS international leader

One of the world's leading after-school robotics programs is at Governor Simcoe SS in St. Catharines. Governor Simcoe recently cemented its international reputation with a second-place finish in the... More