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Teams 80J Cannonball and 81Z Professor X Win Awards at US Open

On Saturday, April 9, 2016 team 80J Cannonball of the Vexmen took home the “Think Award” at the 2016 CREATE U.S. Open held at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Team 81Z Professor X competed in a bonus Mega Team Challenge and took home second place.

Team 80J Cannonball performed extremely well overall placing 7th out of 89 teams in the qualifying rounds and 7th in autonomous robot skills against middle schools from more than twenty states. The “Think Award” is presented to a team that has successfully utilized autonomous programming modes during competition. Quality, consistency and success of autonomous programs as well as the ability of the students to explain the programming process help…

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2016 Vexmen Spring Classes Available Starting March 29 and 30

It’s the end of the regular Vexmen season so that means it’s time for the Spring educational sessions where we teach the real ins and outs of building an awesome robot.
We will be conducting this year’s classes at 205 Byers Rd to avoid scheduling conflicts with the school as it gets quite busy with concerts and rehearsals. The intermediate class will have a one week break for Vex World Championships as Chris will be traveling there.
Each class is a $100 per student fee with parent mentors wishing to stay for free. Unlike previous years we need to cap the space at 30 students per class. The good thing about being at Byers Rd is control of…

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Please Pick Up Labels For Your Trophies

As the years have gone by, the number of Vex trophies can pile up and the memories of who was on your team that season or even which event it was can be lost. So this year, the Vexmen are starting a new tradition of placing a label on the back of the trophy to commemorate the date, the event, and the teammates you had that season. years ago we had a bookcase to showcase all the Vexmen trophies but it got full really quick!
So better late than never, we have labels for all the trophies won by the Vexmen so far this season. As teams come to turn in your robots for the summer, please…

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91C Cyclops Parallel Parking Robot

91C’s parallel parking robot is used to help teach incoming drivers how to parallel park. It gives an outside view on the specifics of parallel parking and a realistic automation. The car has an autonomous and a driver mode. The automated version uses a gyroscope to tell the angle of the car and keep it straight, 4 ultrasonic sensors to tell where the car is relative to the boxes and wall, and a speaker to tell when each step has been completed.
After each step, the car stops and the speaker beeps. It emphasizes the proper way to get into a spot. The car also has a realistic driver mode with a gas pedal and a steering wheel using…

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Vote For The Vexmen in 2016 VEXMEN Online Challenges

Several of our VEXMEN teams have submitted online challenges.
These challenges are voted upon by the public, then judged.
Some awards are monetary and others can send the first place team to the World Championships!
It is important that VEXMEN club participants and parents support these teams and their extra efforts.
Voting for entries that you like is a good way of showing this.
In order to vote you MUST create a REC foundation account (which is easy) or sign in using google, facebook, or twitter accounts.
Remember please that you VOTE using the upper very-light gray Thumbs-Up logo and facebook LIKING the entry with the facebook logo is NOT the same as voting.
VOTING is what counts!
Voting Closes On FEBRUARY 5, 2016!
NOTE: you can vote for multiple entries…

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