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Mineral Area 4-H VEX Challenge

04/11/2015
Mineral Area 4-H VEX Challenge

Event Code: RE-VRC-15-1839

Program: VEX Robotics Competition

Type of Event: Tournament

Capacity: 48 / Spots Open: 31

Event Region: Missouri

Price: $40.00

This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.
Event Dates

Date: 04/11/2015

Venue/Location:

Mineral Area College
Park Hills, Missouri 63601
United States


Grade Level: All

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

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General Info

Days Agenda

Schedule for non VEX events

8:00am Teams Check in for Robot Challenge
8:45 am Opening Ceremony and Robot Parade
9:00 am Robot Challenge Fields open
9:00 am Demos, LEGOs and Robotix building areas open
Scratch and Virtual NXT Programming Lab open
TED Talks mini-theatre open
12:00pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm Scratch Competition Presentations and Awards
1:30pm Robot Challenge Interviews complete
2:00pm Robot Challenge and Exhibition Awards
3:00 pm Demo Tables close


Mineral Area VEX Challenge Schedule

6:00 am Building Opens
7:00 am Doors Open for Teams
7:30 am Check-ins, Inspections, Practice Field Open
8:30 am Captain's Meeting
8:45 am Opening Ceremony and Robot Parade
9:00 am VEX Qualification Matches Begin
12:30 - 1:30 Lunch Break
1:30 pm Qualification Matches Resume
2:30 pm VEX Alliance Selection
3:00 pm Elimination Matches Begin
4:30 pm Awards Ceremony / Closing
Tear Down

Agenda

6:00 am Building Opens
7:00 am Doors Open for Teams
7:30 am Check-ins, Inspections, Practice Field Open
8:30 am Captain's Meeting
8:45 am Opening Ceremony and Robot Parade
9:00 am VEX Qualification Matches Begin
12:30 - 1:30 Lunch Break
1:30 pm Qualification Matches Resume
2:30 pm VEX Alliance Selection
3:00 pm Elimination Matches Begin
4:30 pm Awards Ceremony / Closing
Tear Down


Date: 04/11/2015
Mineral Area College
Park Hills, Missouri 63601
United States

Travel Info

Directions

Mineral Area College is located approximately 60 miles, or one hour, southwest of St. Louis. The college is located just off Highway 67 at the Leadington-Park Hills exit.

From North: Take I-55 South to Exit 174b (Hwy. 67 - Bonne Terre/Farmington). Continue on Highway 67 South for 30 miles. Take the Park Hills/Leadington exit. Turn left and Mineral Area College will be on the left.

From South: Take I-55 North to Exit 150 (Hwy. 32 Ste Genevieve/Farmington). Turn left onto Highway 32 and continue for 21 miles. Turn right at the stop light onto Karsch Blvd. Continue on Karsch Blvd. for 3 miles and then Karsch Blvd will turn into Highway 67. Make a slight right on to Highway 67 North and continue for 3 miles. Take the Park Hills/Leadington exit. It will be the second Park Hills exit. Turn right and Mineral Area College will be on the left.

Campus Map

The competition will be held in the FIELD HOUSE on the campus of Mineral Area College

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Documents

Competition Preparation

A completed form for all participants must be turned in during check-in. Team leaders will need to collect the completed forms for all team members attending the event and turn them in to the registration desk when checking in. Download the VEX/ REC Foundation Consent & Waiver Form.

Competition Preparation This event is sure to be a fast-paced and exciting event. All teams should come prepared for a full day of competition. Here are a few steps that every team should take to ensure that they are prepared.

1. Review the rules and run through the inspection checklist about a week before the competition so that there is ample time for adjustments. The inspection checklist can be found here.

2. Check the official VEX forums for rule updates and changes found here.

3. Visit the tournament's page on RobotEvents and read it carefully. Specifically, look for information about the team's put area, available concession areas, electrical sources and any venue specific rules.

4. Pack for the event the day before the day of departure. Here are a few items that you don't want to forget.
* Goggles/Safety Glasses
* Spare parts & tools
* Batteries and chargers
* Programming cable
* Power Strip
* Laptop computer
* Engineering notebook (if you have one)
* Banners and other decorations for your team pit
* Giveaways if you have them

5. Be sure to read 101 Things You Should Know Before Your First VEX Tournament.

6. Review the descriptions and criteria for the awards that are being given during the tournament.

7. Prep for your interviews with the judges.

8. Remember that safety comes first, please don't bring tools that pose a safety risk to your team, or others nearby as the venue is a very tight fit. Also, remember no grinding or other actions that create sparks

Vex Curriculum If you are still working on your robot design and have questions about integrating your various systems or want to ensure that you have powered your robot properly, refer to the Autodesk VEX Robotics Curriculum.

The curriculum is free and available here.