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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


Staying Organized with the Magic Bag

This video was made by Renegade Robotics, Team 1666, an all-girls robotics team based in Menlo Park, California. Our video is a humorous infomercial about a little trick we use at competitions: the Magic Bag. We are so happy that we created this helpful item, and we want to share it so that it can help you too stay organized! Sit back and enjoy the video!

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The Easy Button Interview

“The Easy Button Interview” is about a good” interview vs. a “bad” interview. In the first half of the video, an example of a bad interview is portrayed. As a result, the team fails to win any award. Then, the team lists all that went wrong in the interview (ex. being disrespectful to the judges, taking too many selfies, talking way too much, exercising, and one of the members missing the interview altogether).  Luckily, the team has a special remote that can go back in time with the push of a button and redo the interview. In the second half of the...

Using 2D Models to Design Lifts


This video shows VEX IQ teams a simple way of designing a lift or linkage using two dimensional modeling on the VEX IQ field.  This is a good way to work out the geometry and movement of a lift without having the build the entire robot, and without knowing how to use CAD.  Using the approach will speed up the design process and help to quickly and simply prove out concepts and ideas.

Team 3333Q first used this approach to design a series of 4 bar linkage lifts for last year's High Rise challenge.  This year we are using it for designing...

Preparing for FAILURE

Wingus or Dingus

Being prepared for failure will help you succeed. Watch our educational video and find out more.

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How to Effectively Run a Team at a Tournament


This is a STEM Educational Presentation on how to effectively run a team at a large VEX tournament. At Lynfield College, we believe that optimum tournament results are more likely to be obtained if a team adopts a managed approach and each person takes care of the particular task they have been assigned.

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vex Pneumatics


This video shows an easy way to put together and program pneumatics.

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4073G's Basics and Tips to an Awesome Engineering...


This is 4073G's Educational Video which is gives advice about the basics and important tips to keep in mind for a better Engineering Notebook.  Based on our own first person experience with the notebooks, we've been able to share knowledge with fellow recorders and other robotic teams.

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3946R STEM Educational Video

This video will give watchers a overview of the steps taken during the design process.

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Robotics module

This is the video I made in our robotics module which we have at St Peter's College for one third of the year. It hopefully shows how you can use gears to make the wheels spin faster and then the ball will go further

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V-REX Race

This video is to show everybody that robotics is fun. You can make your own robots, Brandon made one V-Rex mr vanharen made the other and groups made other robots. unfortunately one of the V-Rexes died after a soccer ball hit him and twisted his axles. and that is how dinosaurs got extinct.

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