VEX Robotics Competition (VRC)

The VEX Robotics Competition

 

The VEX Robotics Design System was developed with students, engineering, and fun in mind. With a main emphasis in classroom and extrracurricular teaching, competitions are held all over the United States, even a couple competitions hosted by the Nerd Herd! The creators of VEX hope to teach all facets of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education to all aspiring student engineers.
 

 

The 2013-2014 VEX Challenge: TOSS UP

 

The object of the game is to attain a higher score than the opposing Alliance by Scoring your colored BuckyBalls and Large Balls into the Middle Zone and Goal Zone, by Stashing your colored BuckyBalls and Large Balls into the Goals, and by Hanging or Hanging With A Ball, at various heights, off your colored Bar at the end of the match. Two alliances – one “red” and one “blue” – composed of two teams each, compete in matches consisting of a fifteen second autonomous period followed by one minute and forty-five seconds of driver-controlled play.

For a fully detailed explanation of this year’s game, please visit the link below!

http://www.vexforum.com/wiki/index.php/Toss_Up 

 

The 2012-2013 VEX Challenge: SACK ATTACK

 

The objective of the game is to attain a higher score than the opposing Alliance by Scoring Sacks and Bonus Sacks in your colored Floor Goals, Troughs and High Goal, and by having the most Robots of your color Parked at the end of the Match. VEX Sack Attack is played on a 12’x12’ square field configured as seen above. Two alliances – one “red” and one “blue” – composed of two teams each, compete in matches consisting of a fifteen second autonomous period followed by one minute and forty-five seconds of driver- controlled play.

Throughout the rigorous 2012-2013 VEX season, Teams 687’s VEX teams have shown their hard work and dedication by their success at VEX competitions. Unfortunately, seeing as though no competitions have yet been attended by Team 687, we lack a lengthy list of awards for your viewing pleasure. The first competition that 687 will be competing in will be on October 13th, 2012 at their home school, the California Academy of Mathematics and Science.

For a fully detailed explanation of this year’s game, please visit the link below!

http://www.vexforum.com/wiki/Sack_Attack

 

The 2011-2012 VEX Challenge: GATEWAY

 

The objective for this year’s VEX challenge is to score the highest points possible, scoring either red or blue balls or barrels into the goalposts and/or the corner goals. Alliances consist of two teams and a maximum of four robots are allowed on the field for the match. Alliances can also gain points by doubling a goalpost with a doubler barrel or negate points by negating a goalpost with a negation barrel. For every ball or barrel scored, alliances get one point. Two points are awarded for the bottommost ball or barrel. All balls or barrels in a goalpost are doubled in case of a doubler barrel or negated in case of a negation barrel. A gate splitting the interaction and isolation zones can be lifted at any point in the game, but must be lifted before the last thirty seconds of a match.

 

 For a fully detailed explanation of this year’s game, please visit the link below!

http://www.vexforum.com/wiki/Sack_Attack

 

The Nerd Herd: Winning Awards Like Bulls at a Gate!

 

Throughout the rigorous 2011-2012 VEX season, Teams 687’s VEX teams have shown their hard work and dedication by their success at VEX competitions. Unfortunately, seeing as though no competitions have yet been attended by Team 687, we lack a lengthy list of awards for your viewing pleasure. The first competition that 687 will be competing in will be on October 15th, 2011 at their home school, the California Academy of Mathematics and Science.
 

Previous Game News: Rounding Up to Competition

 

Throughout the rigorous 2010-2011 VEX season, Team 687’s VEX teams have shown their hard work and dedication by their success at VEX competitions. As of December 2010, six of the seven VEX teams have won awards at attended competitions. Team 687 A, B, C, and Z have all won the design award, due to their impressive Engineer’s Notebook and overall performance. Team 687D has won the Excellence Award, which has qualified the team for the World Championship in Orlando, Florida. At the CSUN competition, Team 687 H won the Amaze award, in recognition of their well-performing robot.