Chaminade’s middle school Eagle Engineering Team 83 was recognized with the Build Award at the 2014 VEX Robotics World Championships held at the Anaheim Convention Center in April. The VEX World Championships is the largest robotics competition of its kind with 760 teams from 25 countries participating in a four-day international tournament.
Throughout the 2013-2014 season, Team 83 dedicated themselves to constantly improving the robot that they built early in the season and successfully competed in several tournaments.
The Build Award is given to the team that builds a well-crafted and constructed a robot that has a professional feel and quality look, with clear attention to detail in construction, efficient use of mechanical and electronic components, safety and reliability on the competition field. Special mention was made to the team’s intricate scissor lift design and its unique lift drive gearbox, the team structure with succession planning built in, and the detail put into documenting their design in their engineering notebook.
1) Robot construction was of professional quality; robust, clean and elegant use of materials
2) Robot efficiently used mechanical and electrical components
3) Robot was designed with detailed attention to the hazards and rigors of the competition
4) Teamwork and interview quality
This award caps one of most successful seasons in Chaminade’s middle school robotics’ eight year history.