The 2019 Mega League has come to a close. Teams can see the final ranks at this link:
A big thank you to all of the volunteers that helped make our tournament a success. We didn’t hit our target to fill the spots needed but many parents pulled double shifts or more to allow area teams to compete at a great event. There is no way an event this large can be done without the help of many.
Hudsonville, MI – 63 high school and middle school teams spent their Saturday competing at the Hudsonville Tower Takeover tournament. A lot of strong competition from West Michigan teams. Hudsonville Middle School team 8860B – Easy as Pi were MS tournament champions and also earned the Build award. 8031E – Q earned the build award at the High School level.
Grandville, MI – A great day of competition. Team 8031E – Q was a tournament champion and earned the Create award, team 8031C – Fix-It-Felix earned the Design award, and MS team 8860B – Easy as Pi wont the Amaze award. 8031E – Q has earned a spot at the state championship this February and teams 8031C and 8031E paired up together for the highest score of the day with 86 points. Way to go teams!!!
We are almost half way through the Mega League. You can find out the latest rankings posted using this link.
The West Michigan event partners are hosting another Mega League. This design is the only one in the U.S. and it provides our VRC teams with a wide variety of competitors.
After all of the scores are tallied the top 24 high school and top 24 middle school teams each compete in separate finals tournaments. More details can be found on the RobotEvents website. Hudsonville teams can register for the league nights on our Team Resources page.
The typical agenda is for teams to arrive at 5 pm, start competing at 6 pm, and finish by 8:45 PM. Teams should know where they are competing and be checked in before 5:45 pm.
We will be hosting an orientation for all IQ students on Monday, Sept 16 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm at the robotics center.
Students will have an opportunity to meet their teammates and learn about this season’s schedule.
We will be hosting an orientation for all new VRC middle and high school students on Monday, Sept 9 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at the robotics center.
Students will have an opportunity to meet their teammates and learn about this season’s schedule. Keep in mind that we will have limited space.
Hudsonville Public Schools has provided our program with tremendous support and this year they have allocated more space. We will now be occupying part of the first floor of the HPS Fitness Center (formerly Carpenter’s Church) located just south of the high school. If offers 3,000 square feet of space that includes two classrooms and a shared common area. It should be large enough to host all age groups so teams and volunteers will be able to collaborate.
The build center is located at 4995 32nd Ave, Hudsonville, MI 49426 and the entrance is on the north side. Click for Google Map.
- The brains have a 4.25″ Full-Color Touch Screen, real-time diagnostics, and 21 Smart Ports.
- The controllers have an LCD screen and haptic feedback.
- The motors are more that twice as powerful as the previous version and they have built-in encoders to measure speed and rotation.
- All the hardware is fully configurable by the student’s programming skills.
Again, we couldn’t have done this without the support of our sponsors who are truly investing in the future designers, engineers, and skilled trades of tomorrow.