• VEX IQ at SGCS

    Welcome to the home of the VEX IQ Robotics Program at St Gabriel Consolidated School

  • What is the VEX IQ Challenge?

    The VEX IQ Challenge fosters student development of the teamwork, critical thinking, project management, and communication skills required to prepare them to become the next generation of innovators and problem solvers.

  • Welcome to the VEX IQ Robotics Program at St. Gabriel Consolidated School

    Who Can Participate

    We currently limit the number of students to 21 and the grade levels to 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th. The VEX IQ Challenge actually groups the kids by Elementary School (1-5) and Middle School (6-8) for competition. Our program will allow a 5th grader to be on a team with 6th, 7th and 8th graders and compete at the Middle School level.

     

    Competition

    Each year, the REC Foundation works with its community to create a set of challenges for the youth in the VEX IQ Challenge. This year's challenge is SQUARED AWAY. The VEX IQ Challenge consists of three 60-second robotics challenges and a STEM Research Project

     

    VEX IQ Challenge - SQUARE AWAY

    VEX IQ Challenge Squared Away is played on a 4’x8’ rectangular field configured as seen above. Two robots compete in the Teamwork Challenge as an alliance in 60-second long teamwork matches, working collaboratively to score points. Teams also compete in the Robot Skills Challenge where one robot takes the field to score as many points as possible. These matches consist of Driving Skills Matches, which will be entirely driver-controlled, and Programming Skills Matches, which will be autonomous with limited human interaction.

     

    VEX IQ Challenge Resources

     

    STEM Research Project
    This year we are featuring the STEM field of Math. Math is the language of science and engineering. We use numbers, quantities, measurements and the relationships between them to communicate our ideas on how things work. Math enables us to describe the world around us through numerical patterns and mathematical models using logical reasoning. Math is studied in several branches of mathematics including Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry and Calculus. This season, your goal is to learn more about the exciting world of Math, and how Math can be used to find solutions to interesting problems around us.

     

    STEM Research Project Resources

     

    Meetings, Teams and Costs

    Meetings will be weekly, typically on Thursday evening from 6:30 - 8:30. Meeting and event details will be available on the calendar.

     

    Each team will consist of 3 students. I plan to allow team requests and will assign kids to a team if they have not requested one.

     

    Program Costs: $120 per child

    Volunteers

    I most certainly will be looking for parents to lend a hand at meetings. The program and curriculum should be pretty "plug and play", but I will need someone to deliver it to the groups/teams and help them as needed.

     

    If you have interested in helping, please let me know!

     

    Also, you must be Virtus trained to volunteer in any activities involving children at St. Gabriel. If you are not trained, you can get information at www.virtusonline.org

     

  • VEX IQ Challenge 2010-20
    SQUARED AWAY

    THE GAME

    VEX IQ Challenge Squared Away is played on a 4’x8’ rectangular field configured as seen above. Two robots compete in the Teamwork Challenge as an alliance in 60 second long teamwork matches, working collaboratively to score points.

     

    Teams also compete in the Robot Skills Challenge where one robot takes the field to score as many points as possible. These matches consist of Driving Skills Matches, which will be entirely driver controlled, and Programming Skills Matches, which will be autonomous with limited human interaction.

     

    DETAILS

     

    The scoring objects in VEX IQ Challenge Squared Away are 3” diameter Balls and 7” Cubes. There are a total of (35) Balls and (7) Cubes on the field. The object of the game is to score as many points as possible with your alliance partner in one of two ways: by scoring Balls in or on Cubes, and by moving Cubes to their respective Scoring Zones.

     

    SCORING

     

    Each Ball scored inside Cube - 1 point
    Each Ball scored on top of a Cube - 2 points
    Each Red or Blue Cube placed in its respective Scoring Zone - 10 Points
    Each Green Cube scored on a Platform - 20 points

     

  • Calendar

    I will post all meeting and event related information here.

  • Resources

    Everything you need to know about the VEX IQ Program

    Everything you need to know about VEX IQ Challenge

    Curriculum information including guides, videos and unit plans.

    Support information from the VEX IQ Community

    Logos, User Guides, Firmware and Wallpapers

    Robots that can be built using The Super Kit

    Helpful tips and videos.

    From elementary school through college, VEXcode is a coding environment that meets students at their level. The intuitive layout of VEXcode allows students to get started quickly and easily. VEXcode is consistent across Blocks and Text, across VEX IQ and VEX V5. As students progress from elementary, middle, and high school, they never have to learn a different blocks, code, or toolbar interface. As a result, students can focus on creating with technology, not trying to navigate a new layout.

    Help information for MODKIT for VEX

    Get ideas for your robot build.

  • Feedback, Suggestions, and Questions?

    This is a new program. I encourage feedback and suggestions and I welcome questions. Please send them my way and I will get right back to you.