Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
Online Challenges

RECF STEM Educational Video

Create a video to teach a new team something about the creation and management of an effective team STEM process that can help them better prepare for competition. You should come up with your own idea, but here are some sample ideas from previous years’ Educational Videos:

  • How to analyze an engineering game or challenge to create an optimal strategy
  • How to build an effective team
  • How to test a mechanisms
  • What kind of engineering process works best, and how to document it


Vex Robotics Guide on Effective Game Analysis


Many people don't fully value the importance of strategy. However, strategy is fundamental to the success of any team.  A well-formulated and executed strategy can lead to victory at the build table and at the competition field. And yet many people find strategy and its purpose difficult to articulate. In this video, teams will learn how to effectively analyze a competition game, successfully develop viable game strategies, and hone analytical skills with ease. VRC 472A - HSC Robotics 

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8931B RECF educational video


This video helps younger teams with team building and engineering processes. Our team is always helping our the new teams. Our lead programmer is always helping people at compeetition when something goes wrong. One of our builders always helps out the 8th grade teams with their sketches and designs. Our scout is also the president of our club so she is in charge of a lot of what our club does as a whole. On top of that she prints out scouting sheets from every competion to hand out to not only our teams, but teams from other clubs as well. We wanted to make this video to further help the...

Dez's Declassified Notebook Survival Guide


Team 7983G's STEM Notebook Entry for the Nothing But Net season. This is a guide that provides 7 main tips for the Design Notebook. The Design Notebook is important to show how the team as a whole has gone through the Design process, and this video gives tips on how to present the team's information to judges. These tips will be usefully for any Engineering/Design Notebook.

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RECF STEM: The Flywheel


Team 7983G's entry for the STEM online challenge that explains the physics behind the flywheel to help new teams understand scientifically how a flywheel works. The flywheel is a common design for the Nothing But Net game; however, not everyone understands how and why a flywheel works. By giving teams understanding the science and mathematic principles behind the flywheel, they are able to build more effect robots for competition.

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STEM Education

This video will show that how to prepare a challenge and how to obtain valuable experience from robot competition.

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Nothing But Net Projectile Motion


For new teams understanding the basic principles of the Kinematics equations is important. Through these equations it is possible for teams to understand the ideal angles and the speed required to shoot full field.

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Divide and Conquer

This video addresses the prompt centered on maximizing the effectiveness of assigning jobs within the team. Our team decided to enumerate three single steps into dividing work within the team. The first is to "identify problem areas". The second is to "determine individual strengths". Lastly, the third is to "allocate jobs to match strengths". Within the video, team members give their reasons as to why they wish to work on certain jobs, taking into consideration new members and their "individual strengths". By following these steps, tasks are...



The file for the video is attached, and in the event that it doesn not work, I have included a link to the same video that has been uploaded to YouTube.

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Dummy Guide to Vex Cortex Controller


Programming a Vex Cortex Controller made easy - especially useful for the beginners. 

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