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Emmaus College Tournament

 

Yesterday at Emmaus College we saw the largest VEX tournament ever ran in Australia. There were 20 teams from across the Melbourne region battling it out for robot glory in the final Melbourne VEX Starstruck tournament of the season.  The tournament started at 10am in the morning with 25 intensive qualifying matches. I was blown away by how much the robots improved from our first tournament season. Almost every team had an autonomous routine that ran the whole 15 second autonomous period and each robot was scoring points.  This is compared to the Camberwell tournament back in August where only 2 robots had autonomous programming.  Special mention needs to go the Highvale D team, an all-girls rookie team who could constantly score 7 points during autonomous.  

 

The tournament champions were Hillcrest Christian College 7479, Emmaus College 6149 and Camberwell High School 4913C. This powerhouse alliance worked hard through the finals to take the tournament championship title.  The Judges Award was awarded to Highvale D, there all around excellent robot was very well designed , and not only did it have the best Autonomous it was the only robot in the tournament that could high hang.  The Autodesk Design award was awarded to Camberwell 4913B. 4913B had a very well documented unique claw design that proved to be very efficient throughout the tournament. The highest award in the tournament was awarded to Hillcrest Christian College 7479 for all around good robot build, design, sportsmanship and high tournament rankings.  7479 will have to work hard over the next few weeks if they want to keep the Excellence title at the Dec 3rd Nationals. 

 

Pictures from the Tournament ---> https://goo.gl/photos/hQcQHTi6jRREqSZ59

 

 

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Emmaus College is a Roman Catholic, Private Secondary College that is located in Australia. It was established in 1980. One of my ... Read More
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Robotics in Glen Waverley

 

On Saturday September 3rd, Highvale College and DATTA Victoria hosted the second VEX Robotics event of the season. The tournament was a great success with 14 teams from around Victoria competing. Teams played 7 matches of qualifying before moving onto the finals. The least round of the finals was incredibly exciting as 2 teams from the host school Highvale went up against an alliance of two schools from Emmaus and Hillcrest. They went a full three rounds with the highest autonomous scores of the season. Highvale D, an all-girls team even managed to get the first high hanging bonus of the season. At the end of the finals the Highvale/Emmaus alliance won the tournament. Emmaus also took home the Creature Technologies Programming award and the DATTA Victoria Excellence Award. Hillcrest B won the Autodesk Design Award, Maribyrnong College won the create award, and Highvale D won the judges choice award.

Pictures of the event à https://goo.gl/photos/ERcwchsfnmRngpf58

 

We have seen unbelievable growth in competitive robotics this season and are in need of support to purchase a second robotics field. If you are interested in helping please contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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DATTA Vic Starstruck Season Opener

 

15 teams from around Melbourne competed at the 2016 Starstruck season opener at Camberwell High School.  The season opener brought a whole new level of energy to VEX Robotics in Australia. Out of the 15 Teams 10 had never competed in a VEX event before. That did not stop them from pushing hard and dominating the event. The new teams  from Highvale College showed   incredible programming skill, will all four teams having the most consistent autonomous runs in the tournament. A group of year 7 students from Camberwell High School held their own all the way to the semi-finals where they were up against last years Australian Champions for Hillcrest College.  Over the course of the tournament we saw robots evolve from have no autonomous programming to being able to score 4 stars in 15 seconds.  The new teams left the tournament with a new understanding of robotics and teamwork. The veteran teams were able to refine their skills and help mentor all of their new robotics colleagues.

 

Each team played a total of 15 matches over the course of the day as they worked their way to the finals. At the qualify the 2015 Australian champions, Hillcrest College held  the top of the ranks, followed by the veteran team from Emmaus College. Their ranks held true with both teams making it all the way to the finals. In the end Hillcrest with their alliance partner from Highvale College was able to take home the title of Tournament Champions.  Along with winning the tournament, Hillcrest impressed the judges with their designs and build quality. This combination resulted in Hillcrest winning the Excellence Award, The highest award that can be won in Vex robotics tournament.

 

A special thanks needs to go out to our sponsors. We would not have been able to run this tournament without the help of DATTA Victoria, Autodesk or Creature Technologies. Your support has greatly enhanced the learning and experience of all the students involved. We also need to thank our volunteers, it would have been impossible to run this event without all of your hard work.

 

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Gavyn Smith
A Fantastic tournament. Amazing to see the spirit of cooperation between the teams of students and coaches. Some incredible Robots... Read More
Sunday, 14 August 2016 22:28
Mark Pengilley
Great opening event, thank you Travis. Always good to see how robots grow and develop over a tournament. I liked the way teams bec... Read More
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Creature Technology - New Programming Award Sponsor

 

 

DATTA Victoria is pleased to announce that Creature Technology Co. will be sponsoring the VEX Robotics Programming award this season.  Creature Technology Co specializes in the design and manufacturing of autonomous creatures that are used in stage shows and theme parks around the world.  Their products are not only entertaining; they inspire children and adults to think about robotics.  Make sure you check out their show reel to see all that they have up to! (http://www.creaturetechnology.com/show-reel/)

At every tournament this year, the Creature Technology programming award will be given to the team that wins the programming challenge or shows outstanding programming skills when their robot is operating autonomously.

 

Teams, make sure you get that autonomous program ready for your next tournament! 

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DATTA Victoria is very excited to say that Creature Technology Co. will be going to support the VEX Robotics Programming award soo... Read More
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Robotics Tournament @ Camberwell High School

 

Our first major tournament is coming up on August 13th at Camberwell High School. It should be a very exciting event with approximately 20 of the top robotics teams in Melbourne. Thing will kick off at 9:30am with 8 qualifying matches for each team before moving into the finals at 1:00pm. We welcome people from the community to come and see what competitive robotics is all about.

Currently we are looking for volunteers to help out with judging and refereeing robotic matches. Judges are responsible for interviewing students on their design process and reviewing their engineering notebooks in order to determine award winners. Referees get to be right in the fast paced robotics action calling the events and enforcing the rules. It can be a very rewarding experience working with students, especially if those students share interest in robotics and engineering.

If you are interested in being part of this event don’t hesitate to contact the event organizer Travis Burroughs (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

 

Team registration is open at http://www.robotevents.com/re-vrc-16-4790.html.

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