Repurpose sponsored by the REC Foundation
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.
Repurpose sponsored by the REC Foundation
With over 13 years of VEX events and competitions, we know there are a great deal of old game elements out there. We challenge you to look in storage rooms, closets, and boxes to find previously used game elements from VEX IQ, VEX VRC, and VEX U games. Find a way to give these game elements a new purpose. Consider how you can make something to assist a teacher or student in the classroom, or perhaps something for around the house. The sky is the limit with your creativity.
We created a lamp for the Repurpose project. At first we had two ides but it ended up not working. We had a bad base and it did not stay up straight, so we ended up completly restarting the base and it ended up working very well. We orginally had the idea to screw a hole through the back to make the lightbulb stay straight up. We decided to just tape it instead to take less time and to make it more sturdy. This is the video.
Vanquisher is a game created by yours truly. The rules are basic. You must stay 3 feet away from the goal at all times. You must hold the stick with only one hand. If you make it in the hole, it's 6 points but if you make it on the side, it's only one point. every 6 points is a win. 6 wins mean you're the Vanquisher. Thank you for your time and consideration. By: Annika Weis
I went with a bird theme inspired by my chickens and
seeing a bird feeder outside my school all
parts are from tower takeover. I used a orange cube
for a feeder the top has a cut out for
refilling the food, I used orange because its easier
for birds to see and I used a tower to make a
bird bath or if you take off the poll it is a chicken
waterer. One of the corner score pieces were
used to make a perch and two blocks one purple and
one green to keep it up, putting the cube
and corner piece...
Due to COVID and remote home learning the only qualifying game elements available to our team were the cylinders
from this year’s VEX IQ Challenge “Rise Above”. Only one team member at a time had physical access to those
VEX game elements.
Our Robotic Class was no longer in session as we worked. The only available communication with our instructor
was by text. Team members had school issued iPads and a mix of personal devices and services. We used Discord
The game elements from the “Rise Above” challenge...
Our team of three girls built a repurposed shelf using old VEX cubes from the game Skyrise. We added cardboard to create a flat surface for objects to sit on. It allows you to set books, pencils, pens, knick-knacks, etc. on the shelf. We used x-acto knives to carve out the perfect shape of cardboard for the objects to sit on without slipping or falling. This shelf can be either hung on a wall or sat on a platform for your convenience. Our team is really good on teamwork. We have been a team for two years so we know the best solutions to our problems. We all usually map out our given jobs...
Welcome to Tower Defense, an interesting, simple, yet complicated game. In Tower Defense, you use VEX robotics parts from past years (as shown in our video) to try to stack towers. Whoever stacks the tower the highest, fastest, or in a variety of different ways wins! There are two different modes: solo, or against an opponent. Sometimes you have a blueprint on what type of tower to build. Other times you compete with other people to see who can build the highest tower. Tower Defense would be most fun for kids from 3rd-8th grade. It teaches kids physics and how to balance things. It would...
Reuse of old VEX robotics competition parts.
By: Gary Lindberg
I decided to do the reuse project because I saw a lot of potential in all of the pieces that were just sitting there. I made a charger shelf. My original idea was to make a shelf that was bigger for the storage of the VEX battery chargers. I then though to myself, why make it so big and unusable? I decided to minimize it, and it came out as a vertical shelf that could store almost any electronic device that needed charging. It can fit phones,...
I had an idea of making a way to show to relationship between plants and technology. I believe my project sums up how while growing in technology we need to also to care for and help the environment. I had a difficult time thinking of what I would build. I even had times where I would want to quit and give up, but I endured and made the hanging cube plant.
As students, teachers, and workers across the world continue to work virtually, we recognize that creating a comfortable, ergonomic working space is crucial to productivity. One ergonomic problem is people's desks being too tall for them and their feet not being able to reach the floor, making them uncomfortable when they work for long periods of time. To solve this problem, we used Tower Takeover's blocks to create a footrest for people to use.
By Team NXS
Introducing the Modular Vex Lamp. Using the cubes and pegs from Skyrise, we created a lamp that's height can be easily adjusted by adding or removing Skyrise pegs. Watch the short advertisement for it at this link https://youtu.be/XJfEG67QfbY and read up on how we built it in the attached PDF.