Event Code: RE-VRC-16-3103
Program: VEX Robotics Competition
Type of Event: Tournament
Capacity: 32 / Spots Open: 10
Event Region: Hawaii
Price: $100.00This event is closed to registration because:
Date: 01/15/2016 - 01/16/2016
Grade Level: Middle School
Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes
The Excellence Award
This is the highest award presented in the VEX Robotics Competition. The recipient of this award is a team that exemplifies overall excellence in creating a high quality VEX robotics program. This team excels in many areas and is a shining example of dedication, devotion, hard work, and teamwork. As a strong contender in numerous award categories, this team deserves to be recognized for building a quality robotics program and a team committed to quality in everything that they do. Teams must participate in Programming and Robot Skills challenges in order to be considered for this award.
The Design Award
This is presented to a team that demonstrates an organized and professional approach to the design process, project and time management and team organization. The winning team will be able to describe how they implemented an efficient and productive design process to accomplish the project goals.
Design Award - Engineering Notebook
The Engineering Notebook is a way for teams to document how the VEX Robotics Competition experience has helped them to better understand the engineering design process while also practicing a variety of critical life skills including project management, time management, brainstorming, and teamwork. The Engineering Notebook requirement of the Design Award has no specified format; each notebook should be created through a concerted effort by a team to document their design decisions. Teams should start their notebooks early and update them often.
Engineering is an iterative process. Iteration requires a student to recognize and define a problem, brainstorm and work through various stages of the design process, test their designs, continue to improve their designs, and continue the process until a solution has been identified. During this process, students will come across obstacles, encounter instances of success and failure, and learn many lessons. It is this process that students should document in their Engineering Notebook.
Additionally, the Engineering Notebook is an opportunity to document everything a team does so that it can serve as a historical guide of lessons learned and best practices. Students may include a plethora of things in their Engineering Notebook including: team meeting notes, design concepts and sketches, pictures, notes from competitions, team members observations and thoughts, team organization practices, and any other documentation that a team finds useful. The team should also document their project management practices including their use of personnel, financial, and time resources.
1) Engineering Notebook is a clear, complete document of the teams design process
2) Team is able to explain their design and strategy throughout the season
3) Team demonstrates personnel, time and resource management through the season
4) Teamwork, interview quality, and team professionalism.
Nothing but Net game information:
Participant Consent Form Please bring a signed participant consent form for all students, teachers, mentors & coaches who will be in attendance. These forms will be collected at registration. Photographs and videos will be taken throughout the event.
Friday, January 15, 2016
5:00-7:00 pm Robot inspection only, no robot or programming skills. **If skills fields are set up, we will allow teams to do their skills challenges before 7:00 pm. See below for more specifics.**
Saturday, January 16, 2016
7:30 am Doors Open to teams
7:45-8:45 am Robot Inspection
8:50 am Opening Ceremony
9:00-12:00 pm Qualification Matches and skills challenges (all teams will be given up to 2 tries per challenge, per team. If time allows, teams will be given a third try per challenge.)
12:00-12:45 pm Lunch
1:00 Skills challenges end
12:45-1:45 pm Qualification Matches
2:00 pm Alliance selection
2:15-4:30 pm Eliminations and Awards
Bear in mind that these times are tentatively scheduled. Please be flexible as times may fluctuate due to matches. Have your robot ready at all times.
Ala Moana Hotel
410 Atkinson Dr
Honolulu HI 96814
Hawaiian Electric Companies
Hawaiian Electric Company
Maui Electric Company
Hawaii Electric Light Company
Nothing but Net information
Please remember to bring your filled out participant release forms available at:
Participant Release Form.