7700R Plays in Round Robin and Skills Finals

Rolling Robots' Teams Win Big at the VEX World 2017 Championship in Louisville, Kentucky

7700R Wins Vex Worlds

We'd like to say a great big congratulations to all of our Rolling Robots team members for their great performance this past weekend at one of the biggest robotics competitions in the world. Two separate Rolling Robots teams recently competed at the Vex Robotics World 2017 Championship (April 20th-22nd, 2017) and both of our teams had a great run. The new team, 7700S, managed to finish 5th in the qualifying rounds and formed an alliance with 8000A to enter the elimination rounds. Team 7700R formed an alliance with 1010 (the ten-ton robotics team from Vancouver Canada) along with our friends team 6007 (Quantum Flux) from Sherman Oaks, California. Together we went on to win our division and compete in the Round Robin.

We also had 3 Vex IQ teams competing and collected a lot of photos over the course of the weekend, and we can't wait to share it all with you. We're still exhausted and are processing everything, but we're going to be adding more details about the great stories, friends, and learning experiences we gathered at this recent VEX World in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for more info!

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5 Awards in one day

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This last weekend was filled with activities and accomplishments for Rolling Robots' Middle School and Elementary School teams; we participated in events at 3 different locations (spanning from Palos Verdes to Woodland Hills) and the teams took home 5 separate Awards!

At the Miraleste TESI Middle School Tournament we had 5 teams participating with 4 in the top ten and they all made it to the final Elimination Rounds. 7700B from Rolling Hills Estates was ranked 1st and 7700A from Glendale was 3rd.

7700B

7700B from Rolling Hills Estates also won the Excellence Award. This is the Highest Award at any VEX tournament. This is the second time this season that they have won Excellence; I guess you could say they make an 'Excellent' team! This Award qualifies them for the State Championship to be held in Pomona on March 9th and 10th.

Vex IQ 7700H

Our Elementary School kids participated in the VEX IQ Tournament at El Camino College. We had 5 teams there as well. We had 7700G from Glendale finish 3rd, and 7700H from Holliston Dream Tree Center and 7700P from Palos Verdes formed an alliance to finish 4th. Out of 34 teams competing Rolling Robots had 3rd, 4th, 11th, 12th, and 14th rankings. And team 7700J won the Judges Award, which the tournament judges give to a team they feel deserved special recognition.

Over the day we won 4 Judges Awards. At TESI 7700X our all-girl team won the Award and so did our newest team of homeschool students, 7700Y.

Judges Award at Vex Robotics TESI

At the Oak Park Super Saturday Tournament we had team 7700C and 7700N from West LA participating. 7700N ranked 3rd and 7700C 5th.

Vex robotics team 7700C

In the elimination rounds 7700N made it all the way to the finals. They would not give up in the finals and made it go to 4 matches ending in 1 win, 1 tie, and 2 losses... so close! Although they did not win they had a good enough showing that they were given the Judges Award.
7700N Judges Award Vex

The VEX IQ Workshop combines robot building and robot coding. Students will learn about the basic principles of mechanical design, including structure, motors, gears, and more, that they will need in order to build a competition robot. Then students will use the ModKit programming environment to program the robot for self driving tasks and radio controlled operation.

VexIQ Competition Robot

The Vex IQ system is a snap-together plastic building kit that provides great structural strength but also allows for quick changes of design for creativity's sake.

Graphical Programming VEX IQ

The coding for VEXIQ software is done with ModKit, a graphical language (it uses a Graphical User Interface, or GUI, to help students assemble code quickly without having to know the details of procedural programming). The graphical nature makes it easy for even the youngest students to get started learning the basics of programming the code that makes a robot execute commands.

Programming with ModKit

Moreover, behind the scenes the graphical interface is generating real robotics code in higher level programming languages, so while using the GUI the students are also learning about the structure and logic behind software coding that can easily transfer to other languages such as Robot C.

The workshop includes building, coding, and a competitive challenge. After completing this workshop students are eligible to apply to become a member of our VEX IQ competition team.

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