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RoboDesigners Competes at World Championship

RD at Worlds

On April 18-21, RoboDesigners competed at the 2012 VEX Robotics World Championship.  Held in Anaheim, California, the event hosted 600 VEX teams ranging in age from middle school to college.  RoboDesigners placed 21st out of 99 teams in the Engineering division with a 7-3 record, playing against two of the three teams that won the World Champion title.

Event results can be found on the Championship main page.

Getting ready for the VEX World Championship

Boxed Robot

RoboDesigners is busily preparing for the  VEX Robotics World Championship to be held April 19-21 in Anaheim, California. We invite you to follow us on Twitter and our Blog for updates on how our team is doing. You can also tune in via webcast at this link during the competition. If you are in the area, we will be in the Anaheim Convention Center in Halls A & B.

This is an exciting event as 400 High School VEX Robotics teams from around the World will be forming alliances and competing to see which teams are the best in the world. In addition, new VEX parts will be announced and for sale in the VEX store, and next year’s challenge will be announced.

We expect to compete in 9-10 qualifying rounds and hopefully make it to the elimination rounds. We are entering our Engineering Notebook for the Design Award. We have also submitted an essay for the Community Award.

This is so much fun and we learn so much at each event! If you are not part of a robotics team find one or start one. If you have questions, please ask. We’d love to help.   

RoboDesigners Wins Design Award at VMAC

RoboDesigners at VMAC

RoboDesigners 2190 won the Design Award out of the nearly 80 teams competing at the VEX Mid-Atlantic Championship (VMAC) on March 10.  RoboDesigners seeded 3rd with a 7-1-0 record, and was selected by team 5225A, the E-Bots Pi-lons, to join the 1st seeded alliance.  They made it to the division's final round.

Results from the tournament are on VEXScores.com.

RoboDesigners Wins Tournament Champion Award

RoboDesigners and the Twisted Botz

RoboDesigners 2190 competed at the Liberty University VRC Regional on March 3rd, 2012.  With a 4-2-0 record, we placed 6th of about 25 teams.  The Twisted Botz, Team 177B, selected us to form the 1st seeded alliance.  Our alliance successfully defended the title of 1st place and became Tournament Champions.

Pictures of the tournament can be seen on our Picasa Web Album.

RoboDesigners Wins Excellence and Design Awards!

RoboDesigners with awards from the tournament

RoboDesigners competed at the Central VA VRC tournament on February 11th, 2012.  2190D won the Excellence Award, and our other team, 2190, won the Design Award.  Both awards qualify the teams to compete at the VEX World Championship.  Out of nearly 50 teams, 2190D seeded 4th, and captained the 3rd seeded alliance; their alliance with 12R brought them to semifinals.  For pictures of this event, visit our Picasa Web Album.

NOVA VRC Tournament - December 3, 2011

RoboDesigners competed at the NOVA VRC Tournament on December 3, 2011.  We won all but one qualifying match during the day, with a record of 5-1.  The TwistedBotz selected us to form the 3rd seeded alliance.  We made it to semi-finals, but had technical difficulties which prevented us from advancing further.  We won a Judges' Award.  For more information about the event, click here.

RoboDesigners Begins Gateway Season

RoboDesigners has officially begun its Gateway season.  We are strategizing and prototyping robot designs. 

FIRST LEGO League Coaches' Workshop

To access the workshop website, click here.

RoboDesigners members presented at the 2011 Lynchburg FLL Coaches' Workshop.  The workshop was held on September 10th.  Thanks to Apress and LEGO Education for some great door prizes!  For more information, click here.

VEX 2011-2012 Gateway is Released!

The new VRC game, Gateway, was released at the VRC World Championship.  For more information about the game, visit the Gateway page on the VEXwiki.

RoboDesigners Presents to Boy Scout Troop 211

On May 24, RoboDesigners presented VEX and FIRST robotics to Boy Scout Troop 211.  The scouts had opportunities to drive the VEX robots, and learned about robotics competitions for middle and high school students. 

RoboDesigners Shares VEX with Bedford County Schools

RoboDesigners demonstrated VEX Robotics at Liberty, Staunton River, and Jefferson Forest high schools on May 9 and 12, 2011.