Robotics at Fairview!
We’re jumping in with both feet and not only fielding teams to compete in the Vex Robotics competition this year, but also will be hosting competitions here at Fairview! Take a look at the video below and then fill out the Team Signup Form!
When can we expect to get our robot kits?
Currently kits are delayed from the manufacturer. They are currently expected to ship out sometime in November.
What can we do while waiting for our robot kits?
- We have one kit at Fairview that can be built into a generic configuration and then used to practice driving and start getting some ideas on how to build your own robots to work with the current game.
- Here is a website where you can practice programming the robot
- We can review all the information on the competition website listed above and get familiar with requirements and limitations.
- We can build our competition play area and practice using our current robot in it.
- There is a research project component that can help your team get a better score on competition days that can be worked on
How do I create a team?
Each team needs at least one adult mentor. Then, find a group of students you want to work with and come up with a name for your team. Give the team name and the names of the students to Mr. Tucker for him. In addition there is a $150 fee to submit the team registration. They recommend 2-5 students per team. Fairview Vex IQ 2018 Info for Mentors (20181004)
How much is this going to cost?
- Here’s our current budget: FCS Vex 2018-19 Budget (20181004)
When do we meet to work on our robots?
- Right now we’re meeting as a full group M & W 3-30p – 5p. Focusing on programming while waiting for our robot kits to arrive.
List of all WA VEX IQ Events (Our events will on Saturday, December 15th and January 19th)
REC Foundation (Robotics, Education & competition Foundation)
Inspiring students, one robot at a time. This is where we find all the info about the challenges and for running an event.
Robot Events (part of REC)
Where all the events are listed and where event partners go to list their events.
Product website. Where you buy stuff
Vex Coding Studio
Local Vex robotics reseller located in Redmond, WA
Could be source of sponsorship
Willing to lend out field kits