History

For the past four years (2008-2012), Team KAOS has been striving to set the pace for the competition. Team KAOS’ members work hard for an entire year to create and redesign robots that successfuly compete and achieve the game objective pertaining to that year.

 

  • 2011-2012 - Gateway

    Game Objective

    VEX Gateway is played on a 12’x12’ square field,
    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.

  • 2010-2011 - Round Up

    Challenge Description:

    VEX Round Up is played on a 12’x12’ square field configured as shown. 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 tubes upon goalposts, owning goalposts and by low hanging or high hanging from the ladder. A bonus is awarded to the alliance that has the most total points at the end of the Autonomous Period.

    Game Details:

    There are a total of forty (40) – twenty (20) red and twenty (20) blue – tubes available as scoring objects in the game. Thirty-six (36) of the tubes will start at designated locations on the field; while two (2) will be available to each alliance prior to the match.Each robot (smaller than 18”x18”x18” to start) begins a match on one of their colored alliance tiles. There are nine goalposts, five of which are attached to movable weighted bases, which teams can score tubes on. Alliances earn extra points for owning a goalpost by scoring more tubes on the goalpost than their opponents. At the center of the field is a 36” high structure known as the ladder that teams can climb or hang off of for additional points. Robots earn different point values for being at least 6” (low hanging) or 18” (high hanging) off the ground.

    Scoring:

    VEX ROUND UP ACTION VEX ROUND UP POINTS
    Each Tube Scored 2 Points
    Each Goalpost Owned 5 Points
    Each Robot Low Hanging 10 Points
    Each Robot High Hanging 20 Points
    Autonomous Period Bonus 10 Points

    Official Game Animation:

    Field Pictures:

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  • 2009-2010 - Cleansweep

    Game Objective

    The object of the game is to attain a higher score than your opponent’s alliance by moving as many balls as possible onto their side of the field and by “locking up” small balls in the triangular goals.

    A bonus is awarded to the alliance that has the most total points at the end of the Autonomous Period.

    Robots

    1429

    VEX Robot: 1429

    1429B

    VEX Robot: 1429B

    1429C

    VEX Robot: 1429C


     

    Awards:

    • Texas Tournament Champion
    • Texas Tournament Champion
    • Texas Excellence Award
    • Lovejoy Tournament Champion
    • East Texas Tournament Champion
    • East Texas Robot Skills Champion
    • Houston Tournament Semi-Finalist
    • Houston Amaze Award
    • Texas Sportsmanship Award
    • Houston Tournament Finalist
    • Houston Think Award

  • 2008-2009 - Elevation

    Game Objective:

    The object of the game is to attain a higher score than your opponent alliance by placing cubes into goals, and by “owning” goals by having the highest cube in a given goal. Points can also be earned by “parking” on the platform or by “controlling” the bonus cube.

    A bonus is awarded to the alliance that has the most total points at the end of the Autonomous Period.

    Robot:

    VEX Robot: Slagathor

      Awards:

    • Houston Tournament Champion
    • Allen/Lucas Tournament Champion
    • Excellence Award
    • Robot Skills Champion
    • Judges Award