The new VEX Robotics Season is on. The new challenge was revealed at VEX Worlds 2018:
New robot designs were revealed in June:
The Robots shown in the video were part of our Robot In 3 Days project. Each year at the start of the season we gather up some of the best in VEX Robotics to build a robot that can play the new game. This year we had team 2131 from Utah and World Championship Excellence Award winner for 2018, 6007X Quantum Flux World Championship Division Champion 2017 and 7700R World Championship Division Champion 2017. The teams worked from Friday morning 6am through Sunday 11pm with short breaks for food and sleep.
The team built 2 robots this year one using the new V5 system and one with the legacy Cortex and 393 motors. We produced a documentary video of the event.
Soon it was time for the first event. Here is a video of the first event the Poway Robot Rodeo
We had 3 teams attend this event. Being the first event there were not many teams ready to play. There were only 14 teams at the event. Rolling Robots had the only 2 middle school teams at this high school event.
Our teams were also barely ready to play. The robots had just been completed in the past week and the teams had a day or two for practice. It was great to see the teams improve through the day. By the end of the tournament teams were playing each part of the game and scoring points in all ways. 7700Y was one of the only robots that could score in each possible way the game allowed. They had a very effective ball shooter that would consistently win the autonomous bonus points.
At the end of the day we had 6007R in the quarter finals, 7700Y and 7700C formed an alliance and made it to the semi finals.
Next event is the OC Beckman Robot Bonanaza September 15, 2018