UOIT Engineering Robotics Competition

Workshop Notes and Updates – 1 Nov

by eklund on Nov.02, 2014, under Uncategorized

During the workshop there were some good examples of SumoBots being tested [long video], and [shorter video].

Also, some rule clarifications were discussed with teachers in attendance, please see the Rules page, which includes an updated picture of the table. Note that there will be no “posts” on the table in this competition.

Lastly, an example of a good Engineering Report has been posted and can be viewed [here].

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Workshop – Saturday November 1st

by eklund on Oct.29, 2014, under Uncategorized

The workshop on November 1st will be held from 9:00 am to noon at UOIT in J102. J102 is directly south of the Simcoe Building next to the Founders Lot 1 parking lot: http://www.uoit.ca/maps/uoit/

We will have the track set up for practice. We will also try to provide as much assistance to the teams as we can, and will take questions and answers about the 2014 rules.

Please bring completed photo release forms.

Note also that the UOIT Fall Open House is the same day and we encourage your to participate in that as well (parents also please take note). It runs until 2:00 p.m.

Lastly, we have created a Tips and Tools page with downloads and videos that will be helpful, particularly to new teams.

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2014 Rules are posted

by eklund on Oct.17, 2014, under Announcements

Please see the Rules page for details on the 2014 Competition.

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Kick-off Meeting Oct 18 – Cancelled on Site

by eklund on Oct.16, 2014, under Uncategorized

The Kick-off meeting scheduled for Oct 18 at UOIT will NOT take place on site, the details will be posted on line here shortly instead.

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2014 Competition Dates

by eklund on Aug.22, 2014, under Uncategorized

The 2014 UOIT Engineering Robotics Competition will be held on Saturday November 29th!

The Kickoff Meeting and Beginners Workshop will be on Saturday October 18th. The Workshops/Practice Sessions will be on Saturday November 1nd and November 15th at UOIT.

Team registration is open! Deadline for new schools to qualify for a subsidized Lego Mindstorm EV3 kit is Friday October 3rd.

Please note that the format will be a Sumo-Bot competition and the new Lego Mindstorm EV3 kits will be allowed.

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2013 Final Results

by eklund on Apr.25, 2014, under Uncategorized

Congratulations to all the competitors in this year’s competition! There were 39 teams competing.

The Results were:

Best Engineering Design:SATEC @ W.A. Porter C.I. Team D
Race Finalists:
First Place: Albert Campbell C.I. Team B
First Place*: St Augustine C.H.S. Team A
Third Place: Keswick H.S. Team B
Fourth Place: SATEC @ W.A. Porter C.I. Team D

Semifinalists:
SATEC @ W.A. Porter C.I. Team C
Keswick H.S. Team A
Holy Name G.C.
Nile Academy

Best New School: St. Stephen C.S.S. Team B

Sportsmanship:St. Ignatius of Loyola G.C. Team A
Women in Engineering: Toronto District Christian H.S. Team C
Most Novel Design: Aurora H.S. Team B
Referees Award: Keswick H.S. Team B

Thank you to all who participated, to the volunteers, and to our sponsors!

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Engineering Reports: Due Friday November 22nd

by eklund on Nov.19, 2013, under Uncategorized

Please be reminded that the Engineering Reports are due by 5:00 pm on Friday November 22nd. The rubric, template and submission instructions are available on the rules page.

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Final track configuration

by eklund on Nov.19, 2013, under Uncategorized

The final track configuration (ramps) was determined at the workshop this past Saturday. There will be one wide ramp and two narrower ramps, very much as was used in that workshop. If there are any questions or further clarifications, comments, etc, please contact Mike Eklund by email.

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Final Event: Saturday November 30th

by eklund on Nov.19, 2013, under Uncategorized

UOIT Main Gym:

09:00 – 11:00 Team practice sessions
11:00 Team check-in deadline
11:00 – 11:30 Final set-up
11:30 – 12:00 Lunch (for competitors)
12:00 – 12:15 Welcoming remarks
12:20 – 3:30 First round of matches (approximate)
3:30 – 3:45 Break (approximate)
3:45 – 4:30 Final Rounds (approximate)
4:30 – 5:00 Presentation of Awards

The UOIT Main Gym is in the Recreation and Wellness Centre, there is ample parking behind the Centre in the Champions Lot. Please use this rather than the Champions Visitors Lot which is in front on the Centre: See map.

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Workshop – Saturday November 16th

by eklund on Nov.13, 2013, under Uncategorized

The final workshop will be held on Saturday November 16th from 9:00 am to noon at UOIT.

The location is the Energy Research Centre, which directly across from Founder Parking Lot 1.

The full competition track will be set up and the final configuration determined during the morning.

Teachers, please note that we will have a meeting at about 10:00 a.m. to discuss the track configuration, ideas for next year’s competition, and any other items that you may wish to discuss.

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