VEX Design Challenge
Welcome! The 2015 Online Challenge descriptions can be found at http://www.roboticseducation.org/online-challenges/
The details for the 2014 Online Challenges are now online!

2014 Design Challenges

Texas Team "What Have You Learned?" Video

VEX Robotics Competition (VRC) teams in the state of Texas are invited to create and submit an original YouTube video to tell the world what they have learned while participating in the VEX Robotics Competition. This online challenge is part of the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation and Texas Workforce Commission's initiative to develop 400 new High School VRC teams and support an additional 100 existing VRC teams.

Teams should focus on issues like team organization, robot construction, lessons you have learned, obstacles you faced, your sponsors, and the importance of robotics. See the "Evaluation Criteria" below for more details.

Requirements:

  • See Challenge Details

Challenge Opens:

09-17-2013 06:00 PM

Challenge Deadline:

01-14-2014 12:00 PM

Prize(s):

  • 1st: Texas Team "What Have You Learned?" Video Award, $750 vexrobotics.com gift certificate and automatic team qualification for the 2014 VRC World Championship if the entrant is part of a registered VRC team
  • 2nd: $500 verobotics.com gift certificate
  • 3rd: $250 vexrobotics.com gift certificate

Sustainable Design Challenge

The CAD Sustainable Design Challenge is an online, skill-based challenge.


Sustainability is about using engineering and science to reduce human environmental impact. This can mean producing renewable energy, using less energy, replacing high-environmental-impact materials with low-impact alternatives, recycling, reusing, and designing upgradeable products that can meet future needs without having to be replaced.

Requirements:

  • See Challenge Details

Challenge Opens:

09-17-2013 06:00 PM

Challenge Deadline:

01-14-2014 12:00 PM

Prize(s):

  • 1st: CAD Sustainable Design Challenge Award, $750 vexrobotics.com gift certificate and automatic team qualification for the 2014 VRC World Championship (if the winner is a registered VRC team)
  • 2nd: $500 verobotics.com gift certificate
  • 3rd: $250 vexrobotics.com gift certificate

RECF STEM Educational Video

Create a video to teach a new team something about the STEM aspects of robotics engineering or construction that you have learned from experience that can help them better prepare for a competition. You should come up with your own idea, but here are some sample ideas from previous years’ Educational Videos:

  • How to calculate loads for robotics mechanisms
  • How to build a specific mechanism such as a drive train, lifting arm
  • How to best use specific robotics components in designing a robot
  • How to use programming with the hardware to accomplish something specific

Requirements:

  • See Challenge Details

Challenge Opens:

09-17-2013 06:00 PM

Challenge Deadline:

01-14-2014 12:00 PM

Prize(s):

  • 1st: RECF STEM Educational Video Award, $750 vexrobotics.com gift certificate and automatic team qualification for the 2014 VRC World Championship if the entrant is part of a registered VRC or VEX U team
  • 2nd: $500 vexrobotics.com gift certificate
  • 3rd: $250 vexrobotics.com gift certificate

EMC Robotics Team/Club Website Challenge

This challenge is to develop a website that promotes your entire robotics program – your VRC team(s) and any other robotics programs you participate in, your outreach activities, how to join, what you have done, who you are, where you are, and what you plan to do in the future. In short, build a website that tells the world how great youth robotics is and how special your program is. You are encouraged to promote all the STEM activities in which your robotics program participates (VRC, BEST, Botball, FIRST, TSA, PLTW, SKILLS USA, SKILLS Canada, underwater robotics, workshops, camps, math competitions, bridge building, solar-powered cars, etc.)

Requirements:

  • See Challenge Details

Challenge Opens:

09-17-2013 06:00 PM

Challenge Deadline:

01-14-2014 12:00 PM

Prize(s):

  • 1st: 2012 EMC Robotics Team/Club Website Challenge Award, $750 vexrobotics.com gift certificate and automatic team qualification for the 2014 VRC World Championship if the entrant is part of a registered VRC or VEX U team
  • 2nd: $500 verobotics.com gift certificate
  • 3rd: $250 vexrobotics.com gift certificate

FUTURE Foundation Robot Construction Challenge

The FUTURE Foundation exists to advance robotics and technology through education.


Build a VEX robot to deliver trophies to award winners at robotics tournament awards presentations. Think of your robot as the helper that makes presenting trophies a fun and exciting part of the awards ceremonies. It is up to you to figure out how this would work, but it should be useful, creative and interesting.


The producers of the VEX Robotics World Championship may buy the winning robot in the FUTURE Foundation Robot Construction Challenge, for the cost of materials, and the robot may be used to present trophies at the 2014 World Championship!

Requirements:

  • See Challenge Details

Challenge Opens:

09-17-2013 06:00 PM

Challenge Deadline:

01-14-2014 12:00 PM

Prize(s):

  • 1st: Future Foundation Robot Construction Award: $750 VEXrobotics.com gift certificate and automatic team qualification for the 2014 VRC World Championship (if part of a registered VRC team)
  • 2nd: $500 VEXrobotics.com gift certificate
  • 3rd: $250 VEXrobotics.com gift certificate

VEX Robotics Competition Promote Award

The Promote Award is presented to a VEX Robotics Competition (VRC) or VEX U team that has created and submitted an outstanding promotional video. The goal of this video is to help the team introduce itself to the community, to help recruit new members and mentors, and gain support for the team. This video may be about the team, the program, the competition, the design and build process, or any theme the team believes can help promote its VEX Robotics program in their school or community.

Requirements:

  • See Challenge Details

Challenge Opens:

09-17-2013 06:00 PM

Challenge Deadline:

01-14-2014 12:00 PM

Prize(s):

  • 1st: VEX Robotics Competition Promote Award, $750 vexrobotics.com gift certificate and automatic team qualification for the 2014 VRC World Championship if the entrant is part of a registered VRC or VEX U team
  • 2nd: $500 verobotics.com gift certificate
  • 3rd: $250 vexrobotics.com gift certificate

VRC Game Design Animation Challenge

Create an animated video that shows and explains a new VEX Robotics Competition game.

Requirements:

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Challenge Opens:

09-17-2013 06:00 PM

Challenge Deadline:

01-14-2014 12:00 PM

Prize(s):

  • 1st: 2012 VRC Game Design Animation Award, $750 vexrobotics.com gift certificate and automatic team qualification for the 2014 VRC World Championship if the entrant is part of a registered VRC or VEX U team
  • 2nd: $500 verobotics.com gift certificate
  • 3rd: $250 vexrobotics.com gift certificate

VEX Robotics Essay Challenge

This challenge is to write a short essay on what exactly VEX Robotics means to you. Tell the judges your own story of your involvement on a competition team, in a classroom, or as a hobbyist working with VEX. Perhaps VEX robotics has made you rethink your career plans, or made you want to study engineering in college, or helped you understand physics better. Maybe you have a friend or family member who learned something valuable from their VEX experience. However VEX robotics has improved your understanding, inspired you to try something you didn’t know you could do, or even changed the course of your education – we want to hear about it.

Requirements:

  • See Challenge Details

Challenge Opens:

09-17-2013 06:00 PM

Challenge Deadline:

01-14-2014 12:00 PM

Prize(s):

  • $50 vexrobotics.com gift certificates for the top ten entries

Latest Entries:

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