2 Dec 2017
Due to the growth of VEX robotics in Australia this will be the biggest VEX Robotics Event ever held in Australi, and the first time a VEX U level has been held. There will about 12 local teams competing in the VEX EDR event and five in the VEX IQ event.
In all levels of VEX competitions, students must design, build and program a robot for a specific competition game. Teamwork and collaboration is the key to success for any team. To highlight the teamwork and spirit of VEX competitions, each team is randomly drawn an alliance partner for each match. This means students work together with another group of students from another school to come up with a ‘winning’ strategy.
VEX IQ – Ringmaster Challenge 2017 is for primary shcool students, where the robots are built from lego style pieces.
VEX EDR – In the Zone 2017 is for secondary students, these are like mecano style robot pieces.
VEX U – In the Zone 2017 is the same challenge at the secondary students, however they are allowed to customise their robots parts, and have more flexibility in the design, yet still have certain size restrictions.