Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
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Theme It Up! Sponsored by the REC Foundation

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Our Judges have begun to review all entries.  We plan to have finalists posted by Tuesday June 22nd and Winners announced by Tuesday June 29th.  Good luck teams.

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Theme It Up! sponsored by the REC Foundation

Every year the new game is unveiled at VEX Worlds using a short video. In this video the basic game rules are explained, and game objects and scoring are defined. For some teams this is the highlight of the entire VEX Worlds experience! There is one thing missing though… a theme.

Your challenge is to give this year's game a theme.  Using the exact same rules and definitions, your team must create a story as to why the robots are competing on the field. This is your team's chance to 

  • give names to the game and field objects
  • give purpose to the scoring of those objects on the field
  • tell a story describing the reasons for victory

The Theme It Up! Online Challenge submission must include a storyboard, visuals, explanation as to why robots must meet objectives, and names of game/field objects. The theme must use all the same rules as in the current Game Manual.

Have fun and we look forward to seeing your creative themes!

Finalists

2nd

SuperNovas Theme It Up Challenge

borysiewicza

Our adapted game theme is based on space and the galaxy. Everyone on our team found space extremely interesting and wanted to incorporate it into our game adaptation. We also chose this theme because our team name is “Supernovas.” A supernova is an explosion that occurs in outer space. 

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Theme It Up! Rise Above Astronomical Asteroids

borysiewicza

In the year 2643, planet Earth is faced with a metal shortage due to the growing population of the planet. A few years ago some explorers were exploring the solar system and they found a large amount of metal in asteroids but at the time it wasn’t needed, so they left it alone. Two metal production companies, VEX INC. and Starmetal Corporation are rivals.... Check out our project for how the problem was solved! 

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9635C Theme it Up

RoboKnights9635

Our project is to theme up the field, give each field object a name and a reason for why it’s there. We made it a dystopian future in which there is a rebellion going on on one side there is R.E.D. and on the other side there is B.L.U. They are fighting against each other to see if B.L.U. will be freed from R.E.D. or if they will continue to be stuck under their command.

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1st

Life Above

10142 Green Tigers

Team 10142X envisions a resource management theme for the Vex IQ Challenge game Rise Above.

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2nd

Shelf of Fame

10142 Green Tigers

Team 10142Z's theme for Rise Above is collecting basketballs from different teams.

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Pizza Bakers

10142 Green Tigers

Team 10142Y themed Rise Above with a pizzaria themed game.

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2nd

97101G - expansionism

tchen1515

A chain of nine uninhabited islands is discovered by two rival countries. They were unable to split the islands peacefully, so they decided to hold a competition. The prize? Ownership of all nine islands.

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1st

Mission Rise Above

4606M

The universe is out of control! Only YOU can help! Nothing is as it should be. In three separate galaxies, all in the Rise Above Galaxy Cluster, the planets have shifted out of their solar systems! The only way to get things back to how they should be is with your help!

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1st

Conjure Up!

sbhopale2013

It’s time to Conjure Up some points in our Quidditch-themed version of the VEX VRC game, Change Up!  We are team 2657A, the Sandpiper Hexperts, a new, diverse VRC team.  For the Theme It Up online challenge, we decided to incorporate our team’s spirit and interests into the Change Up game, so we drew inspiration from the Harry Potter book series.   Seeing parallels between the objectives of different players and how points are scored in Quidditch and Change up led us to our final project: “Conjure Up!” We hope you enjoy our...


Rise Above the Evil Risers

noltedc

I wrote a story about super robots saving their hideout from the evil riser who was laying bombs.

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Theme it Up – CLEAN UP!

90F

Theme it Up – CLEAN UP online Challenge

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3rd

Battery apocalypse

Jaron

Battery Apocolypse is a themed version of the Vex game Change-Up. In which two colonies of people are struggling to survive after a nuclear fallout. Where the only remaining option is to compete with the other colony for precious remaining energy.

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2nd

The Void Treaty War - Theme It Up - Pixibots

Pixibots

We are the Pixibots and for this Theme It Up Challenge, we came up with the idea of a destructive war between two powerful kingdoms - and how it began. Over countless weeks of teamwork and creativity, the Void Treaty War was created. We hope this creates a new perspective about the VEX Change Up Game - and we hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed creating it.

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The story of the little people

eleonorel197

 

The little people live in trees, but their village is threatened by climate change, as it causes wildfires to start in the village. The council of the little people meets to try to figure out what to do, the first councilman asks if they should evacuate the population, but another councilman answers that they have nowhere to go, outside of the village. So the decision is taken, they have to protect the trees. But how? That’s when the old man of the village steps in and says “Then we have no choice, we must use the key passed down from our ancestors, the Vex...


1st

Theme It Up: The Battle at Proxima

nylaz123

The story of the future, climate change, and the path humans must take to save humanity. The story of conflict and greed. The story of The Battle at Proxima. 

Created by Charmaine, Ashita, and Nyla from team 97101W. 

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1st

Wasteland Warriors

NXS2

Wasteland Warriors

By Team NXS

Hundreds of years in the future, humanity is hiding away in underground shelters. Using rovers, they attempt to raid the other shelters, and this back and forth struggle continues until they discover teleportation gates that had been created back in the modern era. By changing goals into teleportation gates, and balls into hacking chips, the entirety of Change Up is flipped on its head. You can watch the video going over the key points here, and read the full pdf report and how to convert...


Pirates in the Sea of Alangí - 2772J

vrinda_bansal

Youtube Link (in case it did not show up): https://youtu.be/m2cmJGkHRf8

This story follows the Red Ruby pirate alliance and the Salty Sapphire pirate alliance in their battle of the nine islands in the tic-tac-toe archipelago in the Sea of Alangí. Read our description/watch the video to learn more!

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2nd

Change Up for the Oonuts! (ITSMQ)

vortexqro

Submission for the Theme It Up! Challenge Sponsored by the REC Foundation by VEX U Team ITSMQ, founded by Vortex, a group of college students at Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) Campus Querétaro.

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3rd

VEX Robotics Competition Team Theme It Up!...

JingnaZhang

This our theme for VEX Change Up, based on a fictional world that our team created.

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