6th Annual VEX Robotics (IN-PERSON)

Students & Teachers

2021 - 22 GAME: Tipping Point: POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Covid restrictions have impacted our ability to host this event, the competition has been postponed until further notice.

Ventura County schools and students have long been ready for a local robotics event. Realizing this the Ventura County Office of Education partnered with the REC Foundation in 2015 to provide public and private Ventura County middle and high schools with a unique opportunity to bring robotics education programs to their students with no up-front equipment costs.

The VEX Robotics Design System offers students an exciting platform for learning about areas rich with career opportunities that span science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Beyond science and engineering principles, a VEX Robotics project encourages teamwork, leadership and problem solving among groups. It also allows educators to easily customize projects to meet the students’ skill level.

Sponsors

The VEX Robotics Competition, presented by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation, is the ultimate STEM activity for middle school and high school students (ages 11-18). 

Each year, an engineering challenge is presented in the form of a game. Students, with guidance from their teachers and mentors, use the VEX Robotics Design System to build innovative robots designed to score the most points possible in qualification matches, elimination matches and Skills Challenges. In addition to having a great time and building amazing robots, through their participation in the VEX Robotics Competition and their work within their team, students will learn many academic and life skills.

VEX Robotics Competition Tipping Point is played on a 12’x12’ square field configured as seen above. Two (2) Alliances – one (1) “red” and one (1) “blue” – composed of two (2) Teams each, compete in matches consisting of a fifteen (15) second Autonomous Period, followed by a one minute and forty-five second (1:45) Driver Controlled Period.

The object of the game is to attain a higher score than the opposing Alliance by Scoring Rings, moving Mobile Goals to Alliance Zones, and by Elevating on Platforms at the end of a Match.