2022-23 VRC: Spinup
VEX Robotics Competition Spin Up is played on a 12’x12’ square field configured as seen above. Two (2) Alliances – one (1) “red” and one (1) “blue” – composed of two (2) Teams each, compete in matches consisting of a fifteen (15) second Autonomous Period, followed by a one minute and forty-five second (1:45) Driver Controlled Period.
The object of the game is to attain a higher score than the opposing Alliance by Scoring Discs in Goals, Owning Rollers, and Covering field tiles at the end of the Match.
Molokai students work on improving their intake designs.
Waialua students work on their offensive and defensive driving.
Hawaii Island VRC teams compete at the Big Island VRC league
Hilo Highschool Students troubleshoot their robot during a tournament
What's a robot without a drivetrain? Students begin to put together the foundation of their robot.
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VRC: A Season of Learning
The Hawaii Regional Championship for VEX Robotics is an exciting event that showcases the best and brightest student robotics teams from across the state. Teams qualify for this championship by competing in local tournaments and winning a qualifying award, such as the excellence, design, or team work champion. Additionally, teams could qualify through their individual skills score rankings, with only the top-ranking teams from across the state being invited to participate. This event is a high-stakes competition, with winning teams moving on to the next level of competition, the VEX Worlds, which will take place in Dallas, Texas. The Hawaii Regional Championship offers students the opportunity to demonstrate their skills and knowledge in the field of robotics and to gain valuable experience working in a team-oriented, competitive environment.
The Teamwork Challenge Champions Award is presented to the two team alliance that earned the highest score in the Teamwork Challenge Finals matches.
Middle School Division Tournament Champions
27301B - Papio Hunters, Waianae Intermediate School
3580B - Hawaiian Kids, Waialua High & Intermediate School
Middle School Division Tournament Finalists
27301D- Ether Hunters, Waianae Intermediate School
369A0A - Hawaiian Kids, Waialua High & Intermediate School
The Excellence Award is the highest award presented in the VEX Robotics Competition. The recipient of this award is a team that exemplifies overall excellence in creating a high quality VEX robotics program. This team excels in many areas and is a shining example of dedication, devotion, hard work and teamwork. This team is committed to quality in everything that they do and is a strong contender in numerous award categories. This team or program deserves to be recognized for building a quality robotics program.
Middle School Excellence: 2463A - Golden Hawks Intermediate, Nanakuli Intermediate School
High School Excellence: 359B - Hawaiian Kids, Waialua High & Intermediate School
Middle School Design: 3590A - Hawaiian Kids, Waialua High & Intermediate School
High School Design: 4142B - Pearl City High School, Pearl City High School
The Design Award is presented to a team that demonstrates the ability to implement the most effective and efficient robot design process. Their Engineering Notebook and discussion with the Judges demonstrate the team’s ability to produce a quality robot with minimal adult assistance. This team’s Engineering Notebook is a clear, complete, and organized documentation of the robot design process that demonstrates effective management of skills, time, and material resources. Students on this team were able to explain how they developed an effective game strategy and robot design.
Photos from the Middle School Regional Championship
Hosted by Kamehameha Schools Kapalama
Photos from the High School Regional Championship
Hosted by Kamehameha Schools Kapalama