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Repurpose 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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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.

 

Finalists

1st

Lamp build

Aidenf

I built a lamp using mostly parts from tower takeover

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Our STEM Repurpose challenge!

massema13

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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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...



1st

Rise Above uses

amanda.baker

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...


9635B Repurpose

RoboKnights9635

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...


1st

Carnival Games

10142 Green Tigers

Team 10142Z repurposes old VEX IQ game elements into fun carnival games!

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VRC Repurpose Drone Challenge

WalshBots

In this submission the team developed a new game format for drone competitions using past seasons VRC game objects.  

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2nd

Plastic Bag Holder

10142 Green Tigers

Team 10142A tries to solve two problems: what to do with plastic bags you want to save and what to do with unused vex elements.

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2nd

Vex Parts Organizer - 2211A Repurpose Challenge...

2211A KHU Inventors

We decided to create a vex parts organizer using old game elements. 

Video link: 2211A Repurpose Online Challenge Video - YouTube

 

 

 

 

 

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2nd

How to Recycle Your Old Vex Game Elements

mollardc

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXKc6TxRpVM

Team - 3204E

 

Featuring

Charlie M

Caelan H

Paige C (camera person)

 

Drum Sticks

Made from change up goal poles and field tape

 

Drinking cups

Made from half a change up...


3rd

Ringmaster Supply Holder

sbhopale2013

We are team 2657A, the Sandpiper Hexperts, a new, diverse VRC team. Our repurposed product is called the Ringmaster Supply Holder, which we created using game elements from the VEX IQ game, Ringmaster. 

 

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Repurpose - Mask Hanger

90F

In this Repurpose Online Challenge, I used old game elements to make a mask hook.

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2nd

4606M Repurpose

4606M

This shelving unit could belong in a home or school environment.

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7700P Hockey Game

Gkirkman

Here is a repurpose of game elements from Turning Point and Rings and Things.

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3rd

7700G Community Library

Gkirkman

Repurpose of VEX Game Elements to create a community share library

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1st

Repurposed ft. Tower Takeover Blocks

maxinewu5

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. 

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7700H Repurpose the VEX Game Ice Cream Stand

Gkirkman

Our entry in the REC Repurpose Challenge - Reuse-Recycle-Reduce

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1st

Modular Lamp

NXS2

Modular Lamp

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.

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3rd

76414C Repurpose Online Challenge

robotics

This is out online Challent entry for the Repurpose challenge. We used pieces from previous IQ games to make it. 

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