Vermillion Area Robotics Club

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VEX IQ is a robotics platform for youth to learn robotics design and programming. Using an easy snap together and tool less robotics system, youth are able to design robots quickly.

Vex IQ is a year-round competition group for elementary and middle school aged youth and designed for youth that want to be competitive in the area of robotics.  TEAMS will form in June annually and our club has 5 teams this year. In June of 2017, the club will be asking parents to coach their youth's teams due the growth in the program and will have the opportunity to learn about IQ through the camp. Youth are required to participate in the summer camp or the library program so they can learn programming and robot design principles BEFORE participating on a team.  Part of  the competition involves running  robots autonomously (no human interaction) which require the youth to program them. We also encourage the youth to learn Snapcad, a 3D computer aided drawing  tool.
The 2018-2019 game is Next Level and an explanation of the game can be found  below. RECF coordinates local events, a state championship, a national (US Open), and international competition (VEX Worlds).
The Game:

Next Level is played on a 4’x8’ rectangular field configured as seen above. Two robots compete in the Teamwork Challenge as an alliance in 60 second long teamwork matches, working collaboratively to score points. Teams also compete in two additional challenges; The Robot Skills Challenge where one robot takes the field to score as many points as possible under driver control; The Programming Skills Challenge where one robot scores as many points as possible autonomously, without any driver inputs.   The object of the game is to attain the highest score by scoring and stacking colored Hubs in Building Zones, removing Bonus Hubs from the Hanging Structure, and by Parking or Hanging on the Hanging Bar.