So a team from Ontario posted a 480 at 2:30am this morning per the timestamp (not sure the time zone)

That would be a 206 programming and 274 driver.

I see 5 teams worldwide (2 from a rival Ontario team) in the next closest programming class of 172 (173, etc). Anyone find a video of this run? It has to be a 333 11 333. I need to see this!

Ontario seems to be the epicenter of Vex IQ scoring this year with 3 different programs in the top 6 of the world rankings. What is in the water up there?

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This would not be the first time a Canadian team was light years ahead of the rest of the world in skills cough 7K cough


Yes, here’s the videos of their runs:
206 Programming Skills
274 Driver Skills

I literally just Googled “VEX IQ 16868A”, and they both came up within the first three results. So maybe next time try at least a brief Internet search?


Amazing team. Had the pleasure of scoring their previous high at my pre-recorded skills event a few weeks ago. What’s scary is they make 500+ look doable by worlds.


Yeah, if they can pull off a 306 in driver skills (like quite a few of the top teams have done), they will break a score of 500. I can’t wait to see teams break 500, and it’ll be awesome when they do!


500… That would be unbelievably high and amazing. 500…

I’m still trying to process what 500 means.



I have no words.

I need to see the level of programming it takes to pull this off (and watch the students do it).

To get this precision on the VIQ platform is astonishing. What do you figure their code looks like?

They probably use the gyro sensor for turning, and some sort of PID loop for forwards/backwards movement (and maybe turning as well). I bet some of their autonomous consistency is due to their robot design as well (the large claw grasps a large part of the riser instead of a small portion of it).


Some IQ teams use line tracking, which is very helpful.


By far the smoothest programming run.

Did one of the oranges not make it in? I thought all three looked in, which would be a 210 right?

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Most (all?) auto programs are using gyros, but using them with the precision seen in this video is something I am not familiar with.

We have 1 team using a modified version of the P loop in VexCode as originally shown by Caution Tape.

I imagine they are not using Vexcode, are using a PID loop and the ability to tune it so well for speed and precision is nothing short of remarkable.

I would gladly be a student if they wanted to teach the techniques required to accomplish this so I could in turn teach my students these concepts.


Like @RoboCatz said, I think they use PID loops, but I think they used it for both turning and forwards/backwards. Their robot design and the gyro both help with it. But I don’t think they use line tracking. I have never seen their method of putting in the middle blue and purple risers before. It’s really cool (and fun to watch).

I also thought it would be 210 (which is more impressive then 206), and from what I could see, all three orange risers made it in. But I guess one of them was out. I don’t think it matters that much though, because the code for the 210 was there, which is absolutely incredible.


yeah Ontario teams seem to all be very competitive for some reason


Self-praise, I see.

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Self praise? I most certainly have no association with any of those teams, so feel free to recant. I do have curiosity, wonder and a measured dose of skepticism for them however.