Vex Robotics Competition Tournament in Redmond
- Hello Robot Folks,
Our team is sponsoring a VRC tournament at Redmond High School on March 14, and we'd like to invite you to participate. I know most of you are doing FRC and FTC this year, but I also know a lot of you have crates of Vex parts. We picked March 14 so it would not interfere with either the Seattle or Portland FRC events.
The game is called Elevation: http://www.vexrobotics.com/vex-competitions.shtml, and is pretty straight-forward (hint: think "tank tracks"). It uses the Vex control system and can be programmed with Easy C or RobotC, so simple communications and familiar software platforms. If you want to participate, you can stop by our build site in Bellevue and use our practice field, too.
I would be more than pleased if any of you wanted to compete. You can sign up at http://robotevents.com/program.php?event_id=1&sortid=8. Compared to FIRST, it's a bargain, too. You could register two teams with Vex for $100, and our tournament is only $50 per team. For $200 and your existing Vex parts, you can field two teams. I'm sure an experienced FRC team could build a winning VRC robot in a week.
If you have any questions, please contact me, and let me know if you are registering.
Mentor, Explorer Post 2036, the Exothermics Robotics Club