Gateway

2011 / 2012 VEX Game

VEX Gateway 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 Alliance by Scoring Barrels and Balls in Goals, earning Bonus Points and Doubling or Negating Goals.

There are a total of twenty-six (26) Barrels, eighteen (18) Balls, two (2) Doubler Barrels and two (2) Negation Barrels available as Scoring Objects in the game. Most Scoring Objects begin in designated locations on the field, while some are available to be loaded prior or during the match. Each Robot (smaller than 18”x18”x18” to start) begins a match on one of their Alliance Starting Tiles. There are thirteen Goals, of varying heights which teams can Score Balls or Barrels in. Alliances earn Bonus Points for having the lowest Ball or Barrel in a Circular Goal. Doubler or Negation Barrels which are scored alter the point values in a Circular Goal. The field is divided into sections by two 6’ long PVC Gates that teams can lift during the Match.

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2011 / 2012 VEX Robots

Mach 10 1114M

Mach 10 Robot

Drive

  • 4 Motor Drive 393
  • Two 2.75" Wheels
  • Four 2.75" Omni-Wheels

Pickup

  • 2 269 motors
  • Flipout vertical side rollers with flaps
  • Capable of picking up multiple objects

Arm

  • 4 269 motors
  • Six-Bar Linkage
  • Very fast and reaches all goal heights

The Mothership 1114S - v1

The Mothership Robot

Drive

  • Holonomic drive
  • 6 3-wire motors for reliability over power

Pickup

  • Single 269 motor
  • Flip over roller
  • Capable of picking up multiple objects while strafing

Arm

  • 2 393 Motors
  • Six-Bar Linkage
  • Reaches all goal heights

 

2011 / 2012 VEX Events

VEX World Championship

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Results

1114M - Math division

  • Math division Semifinalist
  • 7-3-0 record in qualifying, with 15 WP and 158 SP, Ranked 21 of 99 teams
  • Elimination alliance: 404D, 1114M, 1437X

1114S - Science division

  • 5-5-0 record in qualifying, with 10 WP, 121 SP, Ranked 56 of 99 teams
  • Did not make eliminations

1114X - Technology division

  • 4-6-0 record in qualifying, with 8 WP and 165 SP, Ranked 64 of 99 teams
  • Did not make eliminations

Awards

Volunteer of the Year - Greg Phillips

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Southern Ontario VEX Robotics Championship

Results

1114M

  • Tournament Champion

1114N

  • Did not make eliminations

1114S

  • Semifinalist
  • World Highscore Programming Skills

1114X

  • Tournament Champion
  • Second Place Programming Skills
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Toronto VEX Robotics Championship

Results

1114M

  • Tournament Champion
  • Build Award

1114N

  • Did not make Eliminations

1114S

  • Finalist

1114X

  • Semifinalist
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2011 / 2012 Publicity

Simbotics on Discovery Channel's Daily Planet

Simbotics: Team 1114 premiered on the Discovery Channel's Daily Planet May 9, 2012. The segment features Simbotics students involved in designing, building and running the robot as well as a look... More

Gearing up for the Robogames

CHCH filmed a live segment on April 4th at our shop, featuring all St. Catharines VEX teams heading to the World Championship in Anaheim. More

Governor Simcoe students create robotics teaching app

When it comes to robotics, Governor Simcoe Secondary School has been leading the way in Niagara for quite some time. Simbotics, Team 1114 is a group of approximately 25 students between the ages of... More