Robotics For Kids — High School
Congrats to high school teams Lynfield College Robotics (2915A), T-VEX JAWZ (9090C), & Starfox (2131C) for ranking 1ST PLACE in the 2015 VRC (VEX Robotics Competition) World Championships in Louisville, Kentucky!! What a feat!
The VEX EDR robots are medium-sized robots & each VEX EDR robot kit costs $400 & up. These robotics kits are a great introduction to educational robotics for middle school & high school students. With helpful instructions & tools, any student or hobbyist can build their first robot in hours. In addition, there is a free VEX EDR curriculum that helps teachers & students through the robotics build and competition process.
This year's 2015 VRC game is called "Skyrise". Each game is played on a 12’x12’ square field & there is a blue alliance & red alliance. Each alliance is made up of 2 high school robot teams. The alliances compete in 2 minute matches, consisting of a brief autonomous period followed by a driver remote-controlled period. The goal of the game is to score the highest by moving colored cubes on the floor, building posts, & building "skyrises" with the colored cubes.
Check out the exciting last & final round of this year's VRC world championship:
Check out this video to learn how this year's VRC Skyrise game works & how points are scored:
Are you ready to get involved in the annual high school VEX robotics competition (VRC)?