Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
Online Challenges

Educate Online 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.


Educate Online sponsored by the RECF Foundation

This challenge offers robotics competition teams the opportunity to help other schools and clubs learn from their experience. In this challenge, schools, clubs, and teams will produce a video on a specific subject area that new teams will learn from. We expect that you will have your own idea, but possible areas for the video include understanding how to analyze a game, how to build a specific mechanism such as a drive train, lifting arm, actuator, winch, etc., how to program using sensors, or how to best work as a team at a tournament. Use your imagination - the only restriction is that it must contain something useful for a new team to know about competition robotics

  • VEX IQ teams should focus on how to support new VEX IQ teams
  • VRC teams should focus on how to support new VRC teams
  • VEX U teams should focus on how to support new VEX U teams




Optimizing Drivetrain Maneuverability and...


Our team made an engaging and educational video to help other teams build a stable and successful drivetrain for competitions. We offer 3 essential tips to improve maneuverability and drivetrain. 

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23272B Educate Challenge


This is my entry for the Online Challenge Educate. 

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76414C Educate Online Challenge


Our entry for the Educate Online Challenge. We hope this helps some new teams. 

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What to Have in Your Competition Preparedness Kit...


After seeing an increase of unprepared teams arriving at competitions, the Space Cookies VEX team, 1868N wants you to know what to bring so you'll be more prepared. Includes downloadable and printable checklist. This video contains subtitles to for easier access to those who are hard of hearing.

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2849A Educate Online Challenge


This is our entry for the Vex Online Challenge for Educate. We hope this entry helps some new teams improve their notebooks for next season.

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Educate Online Challenge - 2772J


Youtube Link (in case it did not upload):

Last season was our team's first year competing. We had many ups and downs and we want to share our experiences and things we learned with any new teams! We hope this helps and makes this process less scary and much more seamless! 

In short, here are some things to look out for:

  1. Funding
  2. Tournament Preparation
  3. Where/how to buy parts
  4. Recruitment &...
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