I though it would be smart to start a thread with tips for new VEX teams.
Here are some that our team has found over the 4 years we have been in robotics:
If the robot burns out while in a match, let it sit for a few seconds to recover.
Keep your engineering notebook up to date, by filling it out at every meeting.
Go your own direction, don’t always make the same robot everyone else is.
Do skills at regional and state competitions as a fall-back to qualify for the next tournament.
Scout early during tournaments.
Read the entire rule book at the start of the season.
Don’t use mecanum wheels.
Why number 7?
Because they stall/jam a lot, and have a lot of friction.
You could just use omni wheels at 45 degrees, and it would be better.
Here you go, a document that was started before VEX was born, and is still updated regularly:
Here is one, don’t listen to older teams.
always true; but I can see where your coming from
Help each other and fellow teams out. Vex is all about having fun while learning.
I lied. Vex is also competitive, but that fosters critical thinking skills.
21 Have fun.
22 Water Game
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Robots with memes on them instantly become twice as memorable.
I love 27C. Best team in the state imo.
I was like, “WTH do you mean 127C? But I don’t want to be presumptive and ask that.” Then I got the joke. The 1 is still showing!
Wait wait wait … you’re not from 27C?
When a team’s reached the level in the state that you have, they’ve earned the right to be presumptive, at least within the state.