VEX IQ Current Challenge

The VEX IQ Challenge consists of the VEX IQ Challenge robot game and the optional STEM Research Project. The game The VEX IQ Challenge provides an opportunity for students, with the guidance of an adult mentor, to explore and solve exciting science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) challenges.

Students develop valuable knowledge, skills, and experience and a tremendous sense of accomplishment in building a robot and developing a STEM research project to compete in the VEX IQ Challenge.

VEX IQ CHALLENGE BANK SHOT

Bank Shot is played on a 4’x8’ rectangular field. Two robots compete in the Teamwork Challenge as an alliance in 60 second long teamwork matches, working collaboratively to score points. Teams also compete in two additional challenges; The Robot Skills Challenge where one robot takes the field to score as many points as possible under driver control; The Programming Skills Challenge where one robot scores as many points as possible autonomously, without any driver inputs.

The object of the game is to attain the highest score by Emptying Cutouts, Scoring Balls into the Scoring Zone and Goals, and by Parking Robots on the Ramp.

STEM RESEARCH PROJECT

Each season, one Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) subject is the featured theme of the VEX IQ STEM Research Project Challenge. This season, the Project Challenge theme is Engineering. Teams can use this STEM Research Project to explore how engineering can be used to solve challenges and make our world a better place.

Engineering can be used to solve simple and complex challenges in your local and global community. In the VEX IQ Challenge this season, teams will learn more about the challenges of engineering tall structures in the VEX IQ robot game: Highrise. In the STEM Research Project, your team can explore any engineering challenge of interest, in any type of engineering that you choose. Your team’s exploration might start by using the VEX IQ curriculum lesson, “It’s Your Future,” to learn more about the different types of engineering.

VEX IQ CHALLENGE STEM RESEARCH PROJECT DOCUMENTS

VEX IQ CHALLENGE HIGHRISE DOCUMENTS AND DOWNLOADS

The following documents are ZIP archives. In some browsers you will need to select (in Windows, right-click) the archive and then download it. Just clicking on the archive name may not work:

VEX IQ CHALLENGE RESOURCE LINKS

  • The VEX IQ Game Design Committee maintains an official game Q&A forum on the VEX IQ Forum. This Q&A Forum is the ONLY official source for questions about game rules. Before posting a question on the official Q&A forum, please read the Q&A Usage Guidelines.
  • To learn more about the robotics platform used in VEX IQ, please check the VEX IQ pages.
  • 2015-16 VEX IQ Challenge Events (Coming Soon)
  • VEX IQ Challenge Curriculum