Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Academy, a research-based organization committed to teaching students how to program robots, is really excited to be able to support VEX Competition teams again this year. Follow the links below to learn about a NEW VEX Toss Up Programming Game that can be used by students, teachers in classrooms, coaches, or competition providers with FREE Programming Classes that your students can take. The new game is designed to teach programming and has over $5,000 in prizes. The Robotics Academy has also developed CS2N Group Technology that enables teachers, coaches, and regional competition sponsors to host their own programming and remote control virtual competitions.
VEX Toss Up is played on a 12′x12′ square field. The object of the game is to score your colored BuckyBalls and Large Balls into the Near Zone and Far Zone, by Locking Up your colored BuckyBalls and Large Balls into the Goals, and by Low Hanging, Hanging and Ultra Hanging off your colored Bar at the end of the match.
This Virtual World is designed to simulate the Toss Up competition field and several robot designs, allowing teams to practice their programming and form winning gameplay strategies.
See the rules documents for the full CS2N game explanation:
- VEX Toss Up – Autonomous CS2N Mode
- VEX Toss Up – Remote Control CS2N Mode
Additional information to help you get started:
- All information on CS2N Competitions can be found here
- VEX Toss Up can be downloaded at RobotVirtualWorlds.com or CS2N.org
- If you don’t already have a CS2N account, sign up for a free one here
- Updates and information will be posted on the CS2N Competition pages.
- If you need any help, don’t hesitate to post on the ROBOTC.net forums
How to Setup Your Own In-Class Competition – Teachers, coaches, and competition organizers can setup their own unique programming competitions using CS2N Groups Technology. The Robotics Academy has developed group technology that enables teachers to setup their own in-class competitions. To learn how to setup your own Group competition click here:http://www.cs2n.org/tutorials/competitions