New Year 9 Members Welcome: this is a message to all year 9s at North, you are welcome to come to the explosions club on tuesday/friday morning in Mr Kinnairds Room (2.15). During the time that you are in year 9, you will be building rocket cars, then in year 10/11 robots for the Vex Robotics Competition.
Heads Of Operations
For all year 9 members with any queries or problems please see George Freeman Or Joel Hirons.
For all year 10/11 members with any queries or problems, please see Liam Grazier Or James Jarvis.
For All Sixth Form Students with any queries or problems, please see Tim Maddison Or Josh Stait.
Robin Williams, Phil Kinnaird And Carl Horton With 2012 Crest Awards Recipients.
Robin Williams, Phil Kinnaird, Mark Banwell, with 2011 Crest Silver Awards Recipients.
This video contains lots of clips from a variety of sources, mainly the footage/images are property of Georgia Preece, as well as some of the pictures being property of Liam Grazier, and some photos from James Pearson and some video footage from Vex Robotics INC.
This video was edited by Georgia Preece, then re-edited by Liam Grazier
Song: Gotye - Eyes Wide Open
Vex sack attack is played on a 12' x 12' square field. The game consists of a 15 seconds autonomous period, and a 1 minute 15 seconds driver operated period. There are two different types of sacks in sack attack. There are game sacks (green) and bonus sacks (yellow). The video (at the left), this video is the official game video and is a very useful guide for all teams looking at getting involved in the Vex robotics program.
If you are looking at getting involved in the vex program or you want to find out more about the vex program, please visit some of these links.
The three teams performed exceptionally well at the Vex National Tournament at the Big Bang Fair @ The National Exhibition Centre (NEC) on the 15/16th March 2012. The students participated in the Vex Game : Gateway. The games aim was to challenge the students to build robots that pick up and move barrels and balls into floor goals, and elevated goals.
Overall the results from the Vex UK Championships:
Team #5119 - Qualified and reached the semi finals, coming 3rd place in the competition.
Also they were awarded the Energy Award for outstanding Team Spirit and enthusiasm.
Team #5119A - Qualified and were knocked out by John Warner School, who progressed to win the Vex UK Championship.
Team #5119B - Failed To Qualify, but received the Judges Award for special recognition of their work.
*Special Note - All programming was implemented By Liam Grazier (ALL 3 TEAMS)
Bloodhound SSC is the name of a project aiming to break the land speed record with a pencil-shaped car powered by a jet engine and a rocket designed to reach approximately 1,000 miles per hour (1,609 Km/h).
The College of Engineering at Swansea University has been heavily involved in the design of the vehicle from the start.
Bloodhound SSC is what we based the rocket car project on at North. (The project the year 9 students run).
For any information about this project, please see either George Freeman, Joel Hirons Or Mr Horton (Science).