Introduction

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Nov 14, 2013 (5 years and 1 month ago)

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Jash

Javeri

5 years


FRC/VEX Experience

Team 1241
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THEORY6 Robotics


1241A, 1241Q, 1241X, RYEU


Studying Aerospace Engineering

at Ryerson University (2
nd

Year)



Great opportunity for middle school, high
school and post secondary students. (Full
cycle)



Science, Technology
E
ngineering & Math
(STEM) experience.



Hands on & realistic approach to learning.



Soft skills: teamwork, leadership, problem
-

solving.


Created by Innovation FIRST in 1996.



Originally produced electronics for
autonomous mobile ground robots.



Leader in educational and competitive
robot products.



Several companies: VEX Robotics Inc.,
Racksolutions

Inc., Innovation FIRST Labs
Inc.


Pre
-
made modifiable parts.



VEX Robotics releases a new game every year at the World Championship.



Teams are responsible for designing, creating, programming and
evaluating every other aspect involved.



Attend various regionals to compete. Winners and certain awards qualify
for World Championship.


Teams attend various regionals to compete
with other local teams.



Play a certain number of qualification
matches with random partners.



Top 8 at the end of QM, get to be “Alliance
Captains”, who get to pick their own
partners for the Elimination Rounds.



Robot & Programming Skills Challenges.


All games are played on a 12”x12”
field.



Each match features 4 robots, two on
each alliance of blue & red.



Match consists of autonomous and
teleoperated

match plays.



Human interaction is usually allowed
during
teleoperated

periods specific to
each game.

.

Autonomous
Teleop

Consists of high school teams split across 5 divisions: Science, Technology,
Engineering, Math and Arts. There are
also 100 middle schools ad 50
college/university teams.



Teams play in QF matches to establish ranking, which is followed by an
alliance selection and elimination matches.



The final winner of the elimination matches in each division move onto the
final stage to play a 5 alliance round robin. The two top ranked teams
play in a best of three match final.



Previously held in Greenville, Dallas, Florida and Anaheim


Each VEX team = Enterprise



Several administrative tasks become key in being a successful team



Project Management



Accounts, budget, sponsorship



Media outreach: Facebook,
Youtube
, Twitter, Website



Community Involvement
-

Networking


Geared toward younger students (8
-
14 years of age)



Parts are all put into place by snapping the pieces together



D
ifferent ways to play the game


Teamwork


Driver


Autonomous


Toronto VEX Robotics Competition


November 30, Woburn C.I


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72 Team Capacity


-

14 spots for provincials


-

Winners, Finalists, Semi
-
Finalists, Excellence, Design



Crescent VEX Robotics Competition


December 7, Crescent School


-

24 Team Capacity


-

3
-
4 spots for provincials


-

Winners, Excellence



Southern Ontario VEX Robotics Competition


December 14, Governor
Simcoe SS


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72 Team Capacity


-

14 spots for provincials


-

Winners, Finalists, Semi
-
Finalists, Excellence, Design



iDesign

VEX Robotics Competition


January 18,
Castlebrooke

SS


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36 Team Capacity


-

8 spots for provincials


-

Winners, Finalists, Excellence, Design



Central Toronto VEX Robotics Competition


February 1, Bishop Strachan


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36 Team Capacity


-

8 spots for provincials


-

Winners, Finalists, Excellence, Design



St.
Catherines

VEX Robotics Competition


February 1, Holy Cross CSS


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50 Team Capacity


-

8 spots for provincials


-

Winners, Finalists, Excellence, Design



Mississauga VEX Robotics Competition


February 23, Rick Hansen SS


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52 Team Capacity


-

8 spots for provincials


-

Winners, Finalists, Excellence, Design


Initiation


Resources, Man
Power, Time, etc.



Finances and Budget



Project Management


Outline
the future, delegate



VEX Game


Robot, Awards


Its very easy to get involved in the VEX Robotics Competition.



Join a team, create a team.



Become a hobbyist, or a VEX Volunteer.



VEX Website: www.vexrobotics.com



www.curriculum.vexrobotics.org



robotevents.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCSKmkbN_80

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3euUzfn0TwI

http://youtu.be/wbxwr5iIVqA?t=40s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVhYlaSO
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jashjaveri@hotmail.com