Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology (VCAT) from New York participated in the Vex Reeduca Competition in Cancún Mexico. After two days of competitions VCAT robotics was crowned the tournament champion. The team was undefeated throughout the entire competition! Our highest score was 283!
I am so #@!^&*@# jealous that VEXU gets to use 3d printed parts. This is the type of ingenuity I wish we could inspire at the high school level. I completely understand why the GDC doesn’t allow it in terms of fairness to all schools…but still…oh so jealous.
You are right. 3D printing is a powerful tool and opens the door for so much creativity and ingenuity. Cost is a problem and not every team can afford a good 3D printer and this is why, I believe, high school teams are not allowed to use this technology. Let’s hope that the GDC will change the rules next year.
Team BNS did uh, not have that. Betty from QCC helped a ton with everything but it isn’t the same when it isn’t the school. I pretty much told my teachers I was going to miss no matter what they said but that I would prefer if they gave me a little leniency.
Abusing? I’m not sure I understand what you mean. I give props to VCAT for getting creative with their design using a new resource that we are really allowed to take full advantage of. I’ve always seen Scoffing at teams for their resources kind of petty. They worked hard to have access to those printers and from the looks of it the printers they used are pretty top notch.
Anyways to my friend at VCAT robots look slick, looking forward to competing with you.