This year we had 77 great applications for our club. After long hard deliberations we decided on our team's Roster. The following ID#s will represent the 2016-2017 Neuqua Valley Robotics Team.
We thank everyone for their interest. It breaks our heart to not take everyone, even students who where previously on our team. There may be possibilities for students who did not make our roster to still compete in the VEX structure by forming their own team that meets outside of NV, or competing in existing clubs outside of NV. If you are interested in pursuing an alternative route to robotics outside of NV please contact Mr. Ragusa. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Any applications not accepted are being kept on our "wait list" in the event that one of the following students does not fulfill our club's expectations.
Team 2360N is headed to the US-CREATE Championships in the High School Division next week in Council Bluffs Iowa. Learn a little about their team and their bot.
This story begins with a group of laid back and confused freshmen paired with a laid back and confused teacher. Through heated discussions and disagreements, the team managed to settle on a small lift robot that had trouble scoring in the double digits. At their first competition, the freshmen went 5-2 due to their determination and a little bit of luck. Their next competition at Neuqua Valley proved less fortunate, not moving on after the qualifying round. The team returned to the workshop and decided to double down on their efforts. Against all odds, they had decided to completely scrap their current robot and build a new one from scratch... IN THREE WEEKS!
After some last minute redesigns and a scramble to get their robot working, our Freshmen team, 2360X, managed to get their newly christened single flywheel shooting balls in the high goal. With their new design, the team was able to secure a 17th place spot after qualifying. They were picked during the first round of alliance selection and managed to make it to the semi-finals before being knocked out. The full results can be found here.
The team also managed to eek out a score high enough to qualify them for the U.S. National Competition in programming skills. The results of that can be found here.
Congratulations to Dylan Green, Maanav Iyengar, Praval Telagi, Zahra Khalid, Clarice Reeves, and last but not least, Eshwar Pitchiah.
A big thanks to the rest of the roboteers who helped run the tournament.
The WiredCats team had one last chance at victory this weekend. This was the final tournament of the year for all the teams except 2360X. The teams of 2360N, 2360S, 2360V, and 2360H finished 8, 20, 28, 34. 2360N and 2360S both made it into the elimination rounds with 2360S even going as far as the finals!
Full results can be found here.
The team 2360N also won the Design Award based on their presentation and engineering notebook.
The WiredCats team had another chaotic weekend, this time on home turf. This was the first tournament of the year where all the teams competed at the same time. The teams of 2360V, 2360N, 2360H, 2360X, and 2360S finished 9, 12, 31, 33, and 34. 2360N was knocked out in the Quarterfinal, along with 2360V. 2360H was also out in the Quarterfinal, in a different match than that of 2360N and 2360V.
Full results can be found here.
The team 2360N ended up received both the Excellence Award and were the Programming Skills Champions for the tournament! This qualifies them for both the Illinois State Championship and the U.S. Open Championship in April.
We would also like to thank all the volunteers we had at the event! The help was much appreciated!
It was another crazy week preparing for this weeks competition. At Saturday's competition the freshmen team was able to enjoy the sweet taste of victory as they went undefeated for the first 5 matches. The seniors also had some success as they made it into the quarterfinal elimination round. Our teams (2360N and 2360X) finished at 7th and 14th after qualification. Both of our teams were invited to participate in eliminations. Full results can be found here.
See a video of our robots in action below.
It was a hectic week to get competition ready, but today we got our first taste of VEX Nothing-But-Net Competition. As I arrived at Rolling Meadows today it became very apparent that Illinois has become far more competitive in VEX. 27 teams competed at Rolling Meadows today and top to bottom the competitive field was good. Our teams (2360N, 2360H, 2360V, 2360S) finished at 9, 11, 16, and 27 after qualification, but all of our teams were invited to participate in eliminations. Full results can be found here.
Our team 2360N also posted a very respectable 100+ score in Robot Skills to rank them 3rd behind 2 very good Batavia teams.
See a few videos below.
Overall this was a great opportunity to test out our strategy, find out engineering flaws, and have some fun. We saw lots of very interesting designs that other teams executed, and we learned a lot about our own preparation for this competition.
Our team is in competition next at Stevenson H.S. in Lincolnshire, IL on January 9th with teams 2360N and 2360X (The freshman team premiere). Then again at Neuqua on January 16th with all of our teams. It should be a fun month!
The robotics coaches had a very difficult task of trying to determine the robotics teams. We had over 60 students apply for 30 team spots. Students of the following ID# will report to C107 after school on Tuesday for our first team meeting.
Niles North already is way ahead of us on this year's competition. Here is some of one of their team's preview.
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