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Repurpose sponsored by the REC Foundation

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.




Lamp build


I built a lamp using mostly parts from tower takeover

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The Tower Take Over Block Clock


its a tower take over block clock tells the time so that you can know when to start getting to work

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Mini Computer


a raspberry pie with a screen in some squared away parts 

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Our STEM Repurpose challenge!


For our STEM Repurpose Challenge, we made a sphere-shaped container using VEX game elements! It is designed to hold basic small items.

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Bumblebee Lamp


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.

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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

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Tower Takeover for the birds

Marc Alderman

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...

Dumbbell Project




Youtube Video

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Rise Above uses


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
text chat.
The game elements from the “Rise Above” challenge...




Hanging planter made out of vex bowl and chains

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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...