Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
Online Challenges

2012 Challenges

VEX Robotics Essay Challenge

Opens: Wed, Sep 21, 2011 12:00 AM CDT
Closes: Tue, Jan 10, 2012 11:59 PM CST

A written essay of up to 250 words in on the subject of "what VEX Robotics means to me." 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...
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RECF Team Educational Video

Opens: Wed, Sep 21, 2011 12:00 AM CDT
Closes: Tue, Jan 10, 2012 11:59 PM CST

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.
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EMC Robotics Team/Club Website Challenge

Opens: Wed, Sep 21, 2011 12:00 AM CDT
Closes: Tue, Jan 10, 2012 11:59 PM CST

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.
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FUTURE Foundation Robot Construction Challenge

Opens: Wed, Sep 21, 2011 12:00 AM CDT
Closes: Tue, Jan 10, 2012 11:59 PM CST

The FUTURE Foundation exists to advance robotics and technology through education. The challenge this year is to build a personal service robot or robotics machine - a machine that would make its owner's life easier by doing a task that is repetitive, boring, tedious, difficult, or unpleasant. This robot or robotic machine could be used at home, in a hobby, in the garden, at school, camping, etc. The only requirement is that it is in some way a personal assistant, not as a work tool.
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VRC Game Design Animation Challenge

Opens: Wed, Sep 21, 2011 12:00 AM CDT
Closes: Tue, Jan 10, 2012 11:59 PM CST

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

Opens: Wed, Sep 21, 2011 12:00 AM CDT
Closes: Tue, Jan 10, 2012 11:59 PM CST

The Promote Award is presented to a VEX Robotics Competition (VRC) team that has created and submitted an outstanding team and/or VRC promotional video.
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Autodesk Inventor® Digital Prototyping Challenge

Opens: Wed, Sep 21, 2011 12:00 AM CDT
Closes: Tue, Jan 10, 2012 11:59 PM CST

Using Autodesk Inventor, design a VEX robot that performs a task falling under one or more of the following categories: industry, science, exploration, medicine, or law enforcement.
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