Fall 2014 Open Vex Robotics Competition
Marco Polo 2
Saturday, November 15, 2014
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The School of Technology at Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana Southwest announces the open VEX robotics competition titled “Marco Polo 2”. In this competition remote controlled robots will be used to test participants’ ability to follow directions and work together to accomplish the assigned task and score points.
Registration is open to area youth 4th through 12th grade. Entries will be limited to 32 teams. Each team MUST have four student members and one mentoring adviser. Registration will open Friday, September 19.
To guarantee your teams t-shirts you must register your team by Thursday, October 16.
The Basic Challenge
This competition will test each team’s ability to work together to earn as many points as possible. Two team members will participate in each round as a driver and a caller. The driver must stand behind a screen where there is no visibility of the game board. No cell phones, web cams, mirrors, or other means of providing ‘sight’ to the driver is permitted. The caller is to stay in their designated area in view of the game board in order to call directions to the driver. Each subsequent round must use a different driver and a different caller. After 4 rounds, each person will be eligible to drive and call a second time, having called once and driven once.
The winner is the team who places the most balls in their goal within the allotted time. Each ball is worth one point. The tournament format will be double elimination. In the event of a tie, teams will compete in a sudden death face-off. The conditions of this face-off have yet to be determined.
This competition will not have separate middle school and high school categories. Gift cards will be awarded to the first, second, and third place teams.
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