VEX Robotics combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology.
2019 - 20 COMPETITIONS
High School VEX teams 83780A and 83780B will compete at the West Michigan Holiday VRC Tower Takeover Tournament. This is the first year we have entered official VEX robotics competitions.
Students from Addison, Blissfield, Hudson, Onsted and Sandcreek will be competing at the 1st Semester SMCSI competition. Five different robotics events will run throughout the day.
In this timed event students earn points for picking up various items from the course. Placing the items which range from pennies to tennis balls into a modified milk jugs earns point multipliers.
Racing against the clock students must program the robot to autonomously travel a line and then remove tennis balls from the course without knocking over the pedestals they are resting on.
Students face off against another team to move two different sized balls to their opponents side of the field.
In this head to head challenge alliances work together to stack cubes into scoring zones. Strategy is important because the value of the cubes depends on how they are placed in towers.
Driving and planning skills are put to the test in this relay event. Teams of 2-4 drivers trade off driving the robot to complete a complex set of challenges. Dominoe stacking, cup flipping, ball drop and Dixie cup stacking are on this years agenda.
2018 -19 Year in Review - VEX Competition
- Semester 1 at SMCSI
- 4th Annual Lenawee VEX Competition at Siena Heights
- Semester 2 at SMCSI
Overall there were 73 middle school and 35 high school participants in the robotics program. Press Release click here