RoboRunners at 2016 VEX Worlds – Part Two

The RoboRunners had a great time at VEX Worlds to wrap up the 2016 competition season. In part one I detailed the team’s arrival, booth, robot inspection, driver meeting, and Skills Challenge. Here I will go over the parade of nations, the judge interview, 2017 VEX IQ game unveiling, and finally the Teamwork Challenge. Continue reading RoboRunners at 2016 VEX Worlds – Part Two

RoboRunners Vex IQ 2016 Season Week Eight

RoboRunners 2016 season week eight was the highlight of the season so far. The fourth and fifth graders had their first league match, more practices, and what everyone had been preparing for… the Michigan state championship!

Team 1313 had a lot of fun this week, did a lot of traveling, and even won some awards. The most exciting news is Continue reading RoboRunners Vex IQ 2016 Season Week Eight

RoboRunners Vex IQ 2016 Season Weeks Five and Six

Weeks five and six of the RoboRunners 2016 Vex IQ season held the end of the 2nd grade league, exciting news, STEM research, minor design changes, and more work on code. After the traveling of week four and week three, these weeks seemed almost like a break!

The RoboRunners continue to progress as they learn more and try out more ideas. Their current robot is working well but Continue reading RoboRunners Vex IQ 2016 Season Weeks Five and Six

RoboRunners Vex IQ 2016 Season Week Three

The RoboRunners third week of the season was by far the most exciting yet. After several last minute practices and tweaks that built on previous practices, the competition robot was ready just in time for the team to travel downstate to compete in their first ever “official” competition.

Competition was a lot of fun and the students did very well. Most of their competition was from Middle School teams, but the RoboRunners Elementary School team held their own Continue reading RoboRunners Vex IQ 2016 Season Week Three