THE VEX ROBOTICS COMPETITION

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Nov 2, 2013 (3 years and 10 months ago)

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Team 1241
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Theory6 Robotics

THE

VEX ROBOTICS

COMPETITION


Great opportunity for middle school,
high school and post secondary
students.


Science, Technology, Engineering
& Math (STEM) experience.


Hands on & realistic approach to
learning.


Soft skills: teamwork, leadership,
problem
-

solving.


Given way to other robotics
products that cover education,
consumer and business markets.

Introduction


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.

History of VEX


Pre
-
made modifiable parts


VEX Robotics releases a new game every year.


Team is responsible for designing, creating, programming and
evaluating every other aspect involved.


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

How does it work?

What does a VEX Robot look
like?


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


Tournament Champions, Design &
Excellence award winners qualify to
World Championships.

The Regionals


All games are played on a 12


by 12


field.


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


Match consists of autonomous
and tele operated modes.


Certain constrains which the
robot must meet with.


Game objects can be
manipulated according to game
rules.

Autonomous Period: 20 seconds

Tele
-
Op Period: 120 seconds

The VEX Game

sack attack (12


-
13

)


Consists of 400 H.S Teams, split across 4 divisions: Science,
Technology, Engineering & Math.


100 Middle School and 50 college/university teams.


Teams play qualification matches to establish ranking, and then do the
normal alliance selection.


Top 8 seeds play elimination rounds, and then the winning alliance of the
division faces off against the winning alliances of the other divisions in an
ultimate showdown.


Eliminations are best of three matches.


Have been held in Greenville, Dallas, Florida & Anaheim.

The World Championship

s


Each VEX team =
Enterprise.


Several administrative
tasks become key in
being a successful.


Project Management


Accounts, Budget,
Sponsorship


Media Outreach:
Facebook, Youtube,
Twitter, Website.


Community Involvement

The Entrepreneurship Aspect


2012
-

2013 VEX Robotics Season


Toronto VEX Robotics Competition
-

Dec 1, 2012


Crescent VEX Robotics Scrimmage
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Dec 8, 2012


Southern Ontario Robotics Championship
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Dec 15,
2012


Central Toronto VEX Robotics Championship
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Feb 2,
2013


St. Catherine

s VEX Robotics Competition
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Feb 9,
2013


Mississauga VEX Robotics Competition
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Feb 23, 2013


The
Canadian
Timeline


Initiation
-

Resources, Man Power,
Time etc.


Finances & Budget


Project Management
-

Outline the
Future, Delegate.


The VEX Game (Eg. Sack Attack):


Robot


Awards

Are you a new team?


It

s 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

It

s ti浥 to get involved.



www.vexrobotics.org


www.curriculum.vex
r
o
botics.org


robotevents.com

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