2018 – 2019 VEX Season – Turning Point

So far, Team 254’s VEX teams have been facing strong against tough competitors. The teams are hoping to get qualified into States and Worlds in the late season by going to tournaments far and wide, as well as attending the new Signature events.

Turning Point – The Challenge

VEX Robotics Competition Turning Point is played on a 12’x12’ square field configured as seen to the right. Two alliances – one “red” and one “blue” – composed of two teams each, compete in matches consisting of a fifteen second autonomous period followed by one minute and forty-five seconds of driver-controlled play.

The object of the game is to attain a higher score than the opposing Alliance by High Scoring or Low Scoring Caps, Toggling Flags, and by Alliance Parking or Center Parking Robots on the Platforms.

Participating 254 Teams

Team Robot Name(s) View Info
254A Alpine
254B Jazz
254C Nancy
254D Knight Rider
254F Frenzy
254W Scattershot
254X Xylophone
  • Team 254A: Alpine

    Competition History

    DVHS
    Bell VEX
    Tracy Triangle Winter
    Turning Point At The Bay Excellence Award
    San Diego Regional Tournament Finalists
    Google VEX Signature Event
    Los Angeles States

Season/robot summary

  • Our robot is focused around flag scoring as it intakes 2 balls and quickly feeds them to our puncher. The intake is made of three rubber banded rollers which spin at very fast speeds to make sure the balls get to the puncher as soon as possible. The puncher allows us to consistently hit the flags, even at great ranges. We are also using a V5 vision sensor to make sure we always hit the flags. Our 6 motor drive base lets us drive aggressively, ensuring that we get to the game pieces before our opponents. In our past tournaments, we struggled due to the breaking of vital subsystems and a slight inconsistency in our autonomous programs. When preparing for our next tournaments, we plan to reinforce all of the vital components and edit several of our autonomous programs.