LPEF & Robotics Partnership
The inaugural LPHS Robotics Tournament will take place on Saturday, November 7. We are looking for sponsors and volunteers to make our first tournament a huge success!The goal of the partnership between the LPEF and the Robotics Club is to grow the robotics program at Lake Park High School.
The Robotics group designs, builds and competes in local robotic competitions using only VEX robotics components.
Classroom STEM concepts are put to the test as students learn lifelong skills in teamwork, leadership, communication, computer programing and more.
Tournaments are held year-round at the regional, state, and national levels and culminate at the VEX Robotics World Championship each April!View the LPEF & Robotics Partnership brochure here.Help us Grow! Join the Robotics Partnership, find out more here.
Overview of VEX Robotics
The VEX Robotics Competition, operated by the Robotics Education and Competition Foundation, is a program that inspires thousands of students worldwide to pursue STEM-related education and career paths. While there are many quality robotics competitions worldwide, the VEX Robotics user community has overwhelmingly demanded new challenges that are easy and economical to host and implement.
The VEX EDR System helps takes the inspiration from the competition to the next level. The system is used as a classroom robotics platform designed to nurture creative advancement in robotics and knowledge of STEM education. VEX provides teachers and students with an affordable, robust, and state-of-the-art robotics system suitable for classroom use and the playing field. VEX’s innovative use of pre-manufactured and easily formed structural metal, intuitive mechanical parts combined with a powerful range of user-programmable microprocessors for control, leads to infinite design possibilities2020-2021 VEX Competition - Change Up- view it being played here.
VEX Robotics Competition Change Up 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 placing Balls in Goals, and Connecting Rows.
There are thirty-two (32) Balls on a VRC Change Up Field. Sixteen (16) Red and sixteen (16) Blue. There are also nine (9) Goals placed around the field.
Balls are to be Scored in Goals. Each scored Ball is worth 1 point for the corresponding Alliance color. The highest scored Ball in a Goal will be owned by the corresponding Alliance color.
If an Alliance owns three goals in any direction (vertical, horizontal or diagonal), they will receive a 6 point bonus for a Connected Row. But be careful, Balls can be descored by the opposing Alliance at any time during the Driver-Control period!
The alliance that scores more points in the Autonomous period is awarded with (6) bonus points, added to the final score at the end of the match. Each Alliance also has the opportunity to earn an additional Win Point by completing their Home Row during the Autonomous Period. This Bonus can be earned by both Alliances, regardless of who wins the Autonomous Bonus