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Old 04-30-2012, 10:52 AM
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Recycling Game Objects

I am cleaning out, making room for new equipment.
I just took a big bag of the plastic game elements to the local Animal Humane Society. They were thrilled.
Other ideas of where to donate?
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:40 AM
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I am cleaning out, making room for new equipment.
I just took a big bag of the plastic game elements to the local Animal Humane Society. They were thrilled.
Other ideas of where to donate?
We donate our old game objects to the local Elementary school and preschool. The preschool loved the round up rings.
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Old 04-30-2012, 04:49 PM
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Re: Recycling Game Objects

we have found that the objects from the past couple seasons have been worthless but the clean sweep stuff is pretty fun for dodgeball fights.
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We like to use the Round Up tubes for supporting the robot as we work on it as well as during shipping. Clean Sweep elements also make great packing material. I'm not sure what we will do with our gateway objects yet.
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:20 PM
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Re: Recycling Game Objects

A team member brought his little sisters (each about 2yrs) over to our house (where the field is), and we let them play on the field a little bit... toddlers really like Gateway objects.

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Re: Recycling Game Objects

I must admit, the Gateway field does look like a big playpen, and even acts like one when our junior members are on the field.

Clean Sweep objects are good for playing and Elevation cubes are good packing material apparently. Not so sure about hard plastic tubes or barrels/balls. Toys is probably the best answer.
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:57 PM
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Re: Recycling Game Objects

My school generally uses the old game pieces in conjunction with makeshift fields to teach younger students (elementary, etc) about robotics in general.
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:30 PM
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I did see that one team used the Gateway objects to build their own tropies.
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Re: Recycling Game Objects

My team uses the Gateway barrels to support the robot's base for testing. If you put the barrel right under the wheel, the dip in the barrel lines up with the projection of the wheels from the frame and you get a nice support. While still allowing the wheels to move.
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Old 05-09-2012, 05:05 PM
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Re: Recycling Game Objects

Wouldn't it be great if you could either sell the game objects, especially the plastic ones, for a small margin of the price back to Vex so they could melt them down and reuse them for another year in a different form so they don't keep making new plastics!
 


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