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!
check our status!
Check out here what our teams are currently up to!