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VEX Robotics Competition

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About VEX Robotics Competition (VRC)

Our VEX Robotics Competition (VRC) program is for our 6-8th Grade Students. In the VEX Robotics Competition program students will work with the VEX V5 building system to create a robot to achieve the game challenges. Students will build and program the robots to work both autonomously (using only robot code and sensors) and student operated using controllers. Teams will compete in a League environment with other local VRC teams. Teams will also compete at several qualifying events that will give the potential for advancement to the State Championship. The VRC Program will start in September and continue throughout the fall (potentially into January or further depending on advancements). The VRC teams typically meet in the evenings, 2 nights a week.

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Our Subteams

Buiding Team

Students build robots using the VEX building system. The parts are interchangeable and can be assembled in many configurations. The students will work with these components to build a robot chassis and all of the added mechanics to achieve the game tasks.

Engineering Notebook Team

The Engineering Notebook is an extremely important part of our team that tells the journey that the team takes throughout the season and the year. Our Engineering notebook will have daily journal entries where the students will create entries of the work that they did, the failures, the successes, the learning, and more. All students on the team help with the entries and updating all of the team information.

Programming Team

Students will program the robot using VEXcode Blocks, a programming style based off of Scratch. Students will program the robot by mapping controller buttons to robot motors and routines. Programs for direct control will be used for Student driven robot challenges. Students will also program Autonomous motion for the robot to allow it to run on it's own for Skills Challenges. Programming will use various sensors, motors, gyros, and more to achieve this task.