In the 2016-17 challenge, two alliances (red and blue) with two robots each compete by scoring with stars and cubes. To score, a star or cube must be thrown over the fence that divides the alliances. The number of points awarded depends on the object (star or cube), and if the object is thrown into the “near zone” or the “far zone.”
The match begins with a 15 second autonomous period. After the autonomous period there is a 1minute 45 second driver-controlled period.
To earn additional points, a team can have their robot hang on one of the hanging bars. The robot must be hanging at the end of the match to earn these points.
Here is the video for the 2016-2017 VEX Robotics Challenge, “Starstruck!”
|September 30, 2016||Dougherty Valley High School VEX Robotics Tournament||San Ramon, CA||Out of 56 robots, we ranked:
|November 4, 2016||Bellarmine Bay Area VEX Robotics Tournament||San Jose, CA||Out of 66 robots, we ranked:
|December 10, 2016||3rd Annual Sacred Heart Middle School VRC Tournament||Saratoga, CA||Out of 21 robots, we ranked: