News

October 15th, 2013
by Karanvir Panesar

 League of Legends

As a fundraising activity, the Matabots are holding a League of Legends Tournament on October 19, 2013. Due to limited space and equipment, only 40 spots are available. Register now to reserve your chance to win amazing prizes!

When?

3:00PM - 9:00PM on Saturday, October 19, 2013

Where?

California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330
Jacaranda Hall Room JD 1126 (Campus Map)

Registration

Registration is $12 per person for early registration and $15 per person at door (spot not guaranteed). To register, email us at csunvex@gmail.com AND join the Facebook event.
To pay the registration fee please come to room JD 1128 (next to room JD 1126). Knock on the door and ask for a VEX member.

To get the $3 discount and guarantee your spot, you must pay for the ticket by 7:00PM on Friday, October 18. Otherwise, tickets can be purchased on the event day for $15 without the guarantee for an available spot.

Registration Fee will cover:
  • Snacks and Drinks
  • Judges
  • DJ
  • Prizes
  • Equipment

  • NOTE: Computers will be provided. But you're welcome to bring your own mouse/keyboard. Players can arrive early (around 2:00PM) to set up any gaming peripherals or test the game.

Awards

  • 5 tickets to Haunted Hollywowood Sports ($40 value each) and a $10 RP card for each member of the winning team.
  • $25 RP card and 1 extra Haunted Hollywowood Sports ticket to the MVP. The $25 RP card replaces the $10 RP card.
Tournament Flyer

September 9th, 2013
by Karanvir Panesar

Meet the clubs was a huge success! We were glad to see a lot of new and continuing members at the Orientation meeting on Friday, September 6. We discussed what the club is and our objectives for the 2013-2014 season.

We look forward to building amazing robots to compete in the VEX World Championships. Welcome to a new and very exciting season Matabots!


August 5th, 2013
by Karanvir Panesar

These past four weeks have been very busy for the club as we had the wonderful opportunity to work with Project Grad Los Angeles to teach middle school students the fundamentals of robotics. The students constructed their own robots to compete in our obstacle course called RoboRun. We were extremely impressed by the innovative robot design ideas the students came up with. Not only did the students think of intelligent design ideas, they rendered their ideas into reality and built robots that impressed us all.

Overall, the students represented three middle schools including Pacoima middle school, Olive Vista middle school, and San Fernando middle school. Through robotics, the students learned the real life applications of Science, Math, and Engineering. After completing the summer program, some students were so intrigued by robotics that they would like to start VEX robotics clubs at their middle schools and high schools. Our team is very thankful to Project Grad for giving us the chance to spread the knowledge of Science, Math, and Engineering. We look forward to further helping the community and Project Grad by mentoring new VEX Robotics clubs.


June 28th, 2013
by Karanvir Panesar

We held our second PDR of the 2013-2014 season on Friday, June 28. A lot of great ideas were presented including a scissor lift mechanism with a transmission system, a clever quick return mechanism and a fast 6-motor drive system. The quick return mechanism is designed to "kick" the beach ball over the 12" barrier separating the middle zone and the goal zone. The quick return mechanism seems like a very good substitue to pneumatic pistons in order to achieve a catapult effect. The robot designs are well on their way for the 2013-2014 season. We look forward to our final design meeting, the Critical Design Review (CDR), on August 23, 2013.