Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
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RECF Team Educational Video

This challenge offers robotics competition teams the opportunity to help other schools and clubs learn from their experience. Use your imagination - the only restriction is that it has to contain something useful for a new team to know about competition robotics.

Entries

 

Simple Ultrasonic Sensor Tutorial

minimoose1441

This video is intended to teach someone with relatively low skill level how to use and program a Ultrasonic Sensor, using EasyC V4 for Cortex. The video is a little over 4 minutes, and in that time I make a basic program, explain some of the features of the Ultrasonic Sensor, and practical purposes the sensor would have.
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Poentiometer Auto Selection

devinc

This tutorial shows how to use a Potentiometer to select between autonomous.
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Autonomous Program Selection with LCD

1one.flag1@gmail.com

This tutorial shows how to select the desired autonomous program and display it using the Vex LCD display.
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Good and Bad Joints

Vacation9

This is a video detailing different good and bad joints for connecting VEX metal.
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Vex Robotics RECF Team Educational Video

RoboNinja430

Team 5003A's entry for the Vex Robotics RECF Team Educational video. The five tips: (summarized) 1.) Analyze the game. 2.) Brainstorm. 3.) Map out your robot. 4.) Begin Building. 5.) Adjust and re-build.
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Bill Fly the Robot Guy - Triangles

IrvKalb

In today's episode, watch and learn as a robot builder (Bill Fly the Robot Guy) from VEX Robotics Competition team 3129A, the Green MacHHHHine, teaches you about the many uses and practical applications of triangles in robotics. By watching this humorous spoof on the popular television show "Bill Nye the Science Guy", you will learn the best ways to make important structures in your robot strong and at perfect right angles to each other. You'll even hear from some "Way Cool Scientists" and learn a "Nifty Home Experiment" that you can use on your robots at home!...
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Introduction to Robotics for Micronesia

Xiphas

Of the past year, we started two new VEX teams in Micronesia. We've started a video series to help them out.
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How to calculate optimal gear ratios.

devinc

This tutorial shows how to calculate the optimal gear ratio for both competition and classroom robotics. I apoligize for the length. It is a little difficult to get it all under 4 minutes. I realize that the gear ratio order is backwards, it should be 1:12 and 1:7.
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Vex Robotics Instructional Video(Tower Design)

Exothermic 10D

This is a short instructional video outlining the basics of building a competition ready and reliable tower for the vex robotics competition.
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Vex Robotics Instructional Video (Six Bar Design)

Exothermic 10D

This is a short video outlining the basics of designing and building a reliable and sturdy six bar lifting system that can be used for the Vex
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