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VEX IQ Challenge

The VEX IQ Challenge will change year to year and is designed by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation. The VEX IQ Challenge is a STEM program for elementary and middle school students (ages 8-14). The power of the VEX IQ system combined with the REC Foundation's years of experience inspiring students through robotics competitions is giving younger students more affordable access to the inspiration, excitement and learning that comes from participating in a robotics challenge.

 

In the VEX IQ Challenge, students, with guidance from their teachers and mentors, build a robot using the VEX IQ robotics platform to solve an engineering challenge that is presented in the form of a game. VEX IQ Challenge teams will work together scoring points in Teamwork Matches, and also get to show off their robot’s skills individually in driver controlled and autonomous Skills Challenges. Learn more about the 2013-2014 VEX IQ Challenge game, VEX Add It Up.

 

This year's game is called "Add It Up". In addition to building robots, the STEM Challenge component of the VEX IQ Challenge encourages students to actively learn about science, technology, engineering and math.

 

Registration for a VEX IQ Challenge team costs $100. Additional teams from the same schools can register for $50. Tournament entry fees vary by event. Visit RobotEvents.com for more information, to register a team and find events near you.

 

The 2013-14 VEX "Add It Up" Game Details

Matches are played on a 4 foot wide by 8 foot long field set up as illustrated in the figure above. The Robot Skills Challenge, Programming Skills Challenge and the Teamwork Challenge use the exact same field and set up.

 

In the Robot Skills Challenge, one robot takes the field to score as many points as possible under driver control. In the Programming Skills Challenge, one robot scores as many points as possible autonomously.

 

In the Teamwork Challenge, an Alliance of two robots works together in each Match. The object of the game is to attain the highest score by Scoring Balls in Floor Goals, Low Goals, High Goals; Filling Rings, and by having your Robot Hanging at the end of the match.

 

There are a total of thirty-six (36) Small BuckyBalls and four (4) Large BuckyBalls available as Scoring Objects in the game. There are four (4) Floor Goals, two (2) Low Goals, two (2) High Goals, and four (4) Scoring Rings, as well as a Hanging Bar.

 

Game Documents

 

Registration for a VEX IQ Challenge team costs $100. Additional teams from the same schools can register for $50. Tournament entry fees vary by event. Visit RobotEvents.com for more information, to register a team and find events near you.