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VEX-VRC Robotics - Skills Unlimited 101

VEX-VRC Robotics - Skills Unlimited 101

Event Code: RE-VRC-15-3226

Program: VEX Robotics Competition

Type of Event: Tournament

Capacity: 16 / Spots Open: 15

Event Region: British Columbia (BC)

Price: CA$30.00

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

Date: 09/18/2015


Eric Hamber Secondary School
Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 3S1

Grade Level: All

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Contact Information

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General Info

Competition Format

Robot Skills Challenge: Driver Controlled Robot with one team scoring points with one robot.
Programming Skills Challenge: Autonomous Robot Programming with one team scoring with one robot.

Unlimited opportunities - to make as many as many attempts as possible within the allotted event time frame.

Results will be uploaded to the world ranking for Skills Competitions.

Before the Event

Step 1: Register your team with the head office to get an official team number/name (
Step 2: Register for each individual event your team wishes to compete in.
Step 3: Know the dates and times of each event in your area.
Step 4: Prepare for Field Trip Permission forms designated by your school district, as well as those required by VEX: Participant Consent Form.
Step 5: Prepare a transportation plan for each event.
Step 6: Prepare an accommodation plan for each away event.
Step 7: Prepare for additional supervision as outlined by your school districts field trip policies.

Know your Terms:
Inspection Area (each robot has to be inspected: VEX IQ Challenge Inspection Checklist).
Driver Skills Challenge
Programming Skills Challenge
Registration table
Pit Area
Pit tables

Your should: Know the Game.
Your should: Read the game Documentations: VEX Game Manual.
Consider: Experiment with your Robot.
Consider: Attend a Scrimmage/Practice Match.
Consider: Get Advice and Feedback from the judges, referees, and your team coach(s).
Consider: Rebuild (if necessary) and Improve your robot.
Consider: Signing up for a workshop course if you are new to Robotics.

During the Event

Check In at the registration table

Locate your teams Pit Table, as well as:
washrooms and emergency exits
food services and recycling bins
status displays and announcement displays

Read through your registration package.

Fill out and return any forms and related information.

Read through your schdule and highlight your qualification match time slots.

Locate all competition match areas:
Inspection area
Driver Skills Challenge area
Programming Skills Challenge area
Main competition arena

Prepare your robot for inspection.

Go through the inspection process.

Look around and see other robots.

After the Event

Check (VEX and VEX-IQ) for offical results

Review with your team the success(s) and non-success(s) of your teams performance.

Decide on a course of action for improvements.

Sign up for additional competitions and events.

Check the VEX forum for additional hints and suggestions.

If you won the tournament, start preparing for the next competition:
It may be the regional qualifier
It may be the international tournament

Begin applying for international travel with your school district.

Starting fund raising if necessary.

Make sure your team registers for the international tournament.

Begin to make travel and accommodation arrangements.

Arrange for additional supervisors (if necessary).


4:00pm Arrival/Check In/Event start - Skills Fields OPEN
6:00pm Dinner Break - Skills Fields CLOSE
6:20pm Skills Fields OPEN
9:00pm Clean-up/Pack-up/Departure - Skills Fields Close

Date: 09/18/2015
Eric Hamber Secondary School
Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 3S1

Travel Info


Parking is available in any of the school's parking lots. Parking on the street is restricted to residential parking only. If a parking space is not available, please use street parking away from the school. Please look for the VEX Robotics Event signs for the closest entrance. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Location of Competition

The Skills Unlimited Competition will take place in the Electronics Lab Rm 142 (Tech Wing). We are located at the North Parking Lot entrance from Willow Street. Look for the large VEX Robotics Competition Sign. You can drop off your robot and re-park at the South Parking Lot. Do not part along Willow Street. You will be ticketed and then towed.


Please Print and bring the following consent form with you to the event:Participant Consent Form (Link)

Please make sure everyone in your group have filled out the consent form (including any and all adults). They will be collected during the 'check in process'.

VEX-EDV-VRC - Inspection Check List

Please make sure your team has read the following checklist carefully:(Link)

Game Documentations

Please make sure your team has read the following game documentation carefully:(Link)