LPEF & Robotics Partnership
Donate Now to support Robotics at LP!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.Donate Now to support Robotics at LP!
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 possibilities2016-2017 VEX Competition - Starstruck - view it being played here.
VEX Robotics Competition Starstruck is played on a 12 ft x 12 ft foam-mat, surrounded by a sheetmetal and lexan perimeter. There are thirty-two Stars and Cubes which teams can Score into Zones; teams also score points for Hanging above various heights.
This section describes the VEX Robotics Competition game, called VEX Robotics Competition Starstruck. It also lists the game definitions and game rules. Matches are played on a field set up as illustrated in the figures below. Two Alliances – one “red” and one “blue” – composed of two teams each, compete in each Match. The object of the game is to attain a higher score than the opposing Alliance by Scoring your Stars and Cubes in your Zones and by Hanging Robots on your Hanging Bar. A bonus is awarded to the Alliance that has the most total points at the end of the Autonomous Period.
There are a total of twenty-eight (28) Scoring Objects, twenty-four (24) Stars and four (4) Cubes, in a VEX Robotics Competition Starstruck Match. Each Robot will have one (1) Star available as a Preload prior to the Match. Each Alliance will have one (1) Cube available as a Driver Control Load during the last thirty (0:30) seconds of the Match. Twenty (20) Stars and two (2) Cubes will start at designated locations on the field. Each Alliance has one (1) Hanging Bar from which one (1) Robot can Hang.2016 - 2017 Team results:
- Timothy Christian = 28th place
- Niles West = 8th place
- Neuqua Valley = 2nd Place
- Stevenson HS = 4th Place
- State = 22nd place
2017-2018 Competition - In the Zone - view it here.
- Runner up at Nequa Valley Tournament
- Judges Award at State Competition
VEX Robotics Competition In the Zone is played on a 12’x12’ square field configured as seen above. Two alliances – one “red” and one “blue” – composed of two teams each, compete in matches consisting of a fifteen second autonomous period followed by one minute and forty-five seconds of driver-controlled play.
The object of the game is to attain a higher score than the opposing Alliance by Stacking Cones on Goals, by Scoring Mobile Goals in Goal Zones, by having the Highest Stacks, and by Parking Robots.
There are eighty (80) Cones that can be Stacked on ten (10) Goals [5 per Alliance] during a Match. Some cones begin in designated locations on the field, while others are available to be entered into the field during the Match.
Each Robot (smaller than 18”x18”x18”) begins a match on one of their Alliance Starting Tiles. Each Alliance has three Zones in which they can place their Goals. Alliances earn points for Stacking Cones on Goals, Scoring Mobile Goals in Goal Zones, having the Highest Stacks, and by Parking Robots. A bonus is awarded to the Alliance that has the most total points at the end of the Autonomous Period.
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