Houston 1st Annual VEX League is starting today. It is still quite early in the VEX season, but Houston has a few Texas powerhouse teams that are looking to start strong in the new League format.
( 57 , 118 , 231 , 1412 , 1429, 2587 , 5678 )
This is the streaming team just saying hi.
We had a couple of audio issues at the beginning but
we got everything fixed and for the qualifications we
are going to be streaming some awesome matches!
Have fun watching
I noticed that there was no white electrical tape places on the field. Was this just because there were no robots with line follower kits?
The reason I’m interested is because I am curious as to how some of these intakes will preform with the tape on the ground. I am worried that people forget about it. If your intake starts tearing up the tape then you’re sure to be stopped and DQ’d. Was there any issues like this during the competition (I wasn’t sure if you had the tape on another field)?
Before the first matches of the league on October 6, all teams were asked if they were going to do any line following. There was no robot with line following sensors on them and no plans to add them, so the decision was made not to put the white tape down. This saved a lot of time in set up for all four legs of the league tournament. I do expect to see it on the field for the Houston VEX competition on December 1.
I have watched every match up close, and I have not seen any robot that is that close to the ground that would have interfered with the tape.
That match made me very nervous (as you can see by the clumsy driving) but ended up being very fun and intense. 231C seriously gave us a hard time.
Galveston was great and the organizers did an awesome job (even going way ahead of schedule). I enjoyed getting so many matches in and we are hoping to get rid of all the kinks by finals.
I’d say the biggest contenders from what I’ve seen are 231C and 1429B. Can’t wait to see all of you at the championship.