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VEX Mass


Entry ID #: 1597
Created: Fri, Jan 9, 2015 7:49 AM

Triad Math and Science academy located at Greensboro, NC and have 1 coach and 8 student members. We created our animation one of the best software (per us) Scratch 2.0. Game idea is VEX Mass. on the field there is going to be different geometrical shapes and 2 types of boxes that robots try to pick up the shapes and place pre-identified boxes. each shape worth different point since challenge level different for robots to pick up and transport these different shapes. We hope you like it. Vote for Us!! and Thanks for checking!


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   TOSS_BOSSES on 01/18/2015

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   TOSS_BOSSES on 01/18/2015

I like the concept of the robots having to interact with many different shapes of objects because it would force teams to come up with their own innovative intake designs rather than one single design becoming prevalent throughout the course of the season. It could cost a lot for VEX to produce many different field elements though, but the rest of the field seems relatively simple to create, so it probably wouldn’t be too much of a problem. Unfortunately the animation doesn’t really show how the game itself could play out, because I think it would look really good to see different robots trying to navigate around the many different objects and try to pick all of them up. The software Scratch could probably have been used a bit more effectively in that the robots could’ve moved around to show the game being played, and also the animation would look a lot clearer if you had used screen recorder software (Hypercam is free to use) instead of a camera to export the animation from Scratch to a video format. Scratch does have its limitations though, so you may want to try out 3D CAD software for animation purposes instead (Autodesk allow students and schools to download and install their software such as Maya and 3DS Max for free, and Blender is open source)