Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
Online Challenges

2010 Challenges

Design a Game Animation

Opens: Mon, Jan 25, 2010 12:01 AM CST
Closes: Sat, Mar 6, 2010 2:00 AM CST

Any individual students, student groups or Official VEX Robotics Competition teams can submit an animated video that shows and explains their own design for a VEX Robotics Competition game.
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VEX Robotics Essay

Opens: Mon, Jan 25, 2010 12:01 AM CST
Closes: Sat, Mar 6, 2010 2:00 AM CST

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...
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Robotics Team/Club Website

Opens: Mon, Jan 25, 2010 12:01 AM CST
Closes: Sat, Mar 6, 2010 2:00 AM CST

This challenge is to develop a Website that promotes your entire robotics program - your VEX 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. Since a school or other organization (such as a community club, 4-H club, Scout unit, TSA chapter, or Explorer Post) may have more than one team, this challenge is for your whole school or club, not just one team. In short, build a Website that tells the world how great youth robotics is, and how special your program...
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FUTURE Foundation Product Design

Opens: Mon, Jan 25, 2010 12:01 AM CST
Closes: Sat, Mar 6, 2010 2:00 AM CST

The FUTURE Foundation exists to advance robotics and technology through education. One of the most promising areas in robotics engineering for the next generation will be in using robotics and related machines to help people with disabilities. The FUTURE Challenge for 2010 is to design and build an assistive technology machine using VEX components that will help a person with a disability. Start by researching disabilities and assistive technology and then develop a robotic machine that can help someone dealing with a disability. Your machine may either provide assistance itself or it can...
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Team Promotional Video

Opens: Mon, Jan 25, 2010 12:01 AM CST
Closes: Sat, Mar 6, 2010 2:00 AM CST

Registered VEX Robotics Competition teams can submit a video to be judged for the VEX Robotics Competition World Championship Promote Award.
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Autodesk® Inventor® 2010 Digital Prototyping

Opens: Mon, Jan 25, 2010 12:01 AM CST
Closes: Sat, Mar 6, 2010 2:00 AM CST

Using Autodesk Inventor 2010, design a VEX robot that can do a household chore or activity falling under one of the following categories: necessity, convenience or entertainment. If you don't currently have Autodesk Inventor, you can download a free* version of the software on the Student Education Community at: http://students.autodesk.com.
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