Our 2nd weekend of ROBOTICON events celebrated elementary through high school Robotics Education Competition (REC) Foundation teams in VEX IQ and VEX Robotics Competition (VRC), both inaugural tournament events at ROBOTICON.   Over 20 teams competed in each tournament.  Here’s the round-up for our VEX IQ “Slap Shot” tournament on October 15.

VEX IQ Event Awards

  • Excellence Award (VIQC) 10511P RhoBots, Cypress Ridge Elementary School, Clermont,
  • Teamwork Champion Award (VIQC) 11575G Dolanatiors, Coleman Middle School, Tampa,
  • Teamwork Champion Award (VIQC) 10511P RhoBots, Cypress Ridge Elementary School, Clermont
  • Design Award (VIQC) 55821Z ApolloBotz East Ridge Middle School, Clermont
  • Robot Skills Champion (VIQC) 10511P RhoBots, Cypress Ridge Elementary School, Clermont
  • Judges Award (VIQC) 83203C Combat Wombats, Osceola Science Charter School, Kissimmee
  • Innovate Award (VIQC) 83203D Techno Titans, Osceola Science Charter School, Kissimmee
  • Think Award (VIQC) 83203E Astrobots, Osceola Science Charter School, Kissimmee,
  • Sportsmanship Award (VIQC) 702A Vibots Rodgers Middle School, Riverview

You can see full match results at the ROBOTICON Rumble VEX IQ Robot Events page.

Also on our awards list are our two Rock Star Volunteer award winners for the day, event emcee Alex Washington and judge and all-around everything volunteer,  Walter Hernandez!

VEX IQ Tournament Media

You can see photos from the ROBOTICON VEX IQ tournament in our event Flickr Album.

ROBOTICON 2022 - VEX IQ Tournament October 15

And enjoy video from the event in our ROBOTICON 2022 YouTube Playlist.

Thank You!

Enormous thanks to the Robotics Education Competition (REC) Foundation Florida staff for the direct support they provided to help us learn how to properly run a VEX IQ tournament and to all the amazing local VEX volunteers who helped with judging, refereeing, and more!

Thank you to US Engineering League for joining us to share a look at the Sumobot platform, to Esmart Recycling for bringing a Deconstruction activity, and to all the University Mall retailers for providing discounts to visiting teams.

And a very special and heartfelt thank you to our event sponsors, Florida High Tech Corridor, SOFWERX, Bay Area Manufacturers Association (BAMA), Women in Defense, RD Management, Frontier Communications, and Soaring City Innovation Partnership, as well as to our program partners Scoutlier, PLUGHITZ, Tampa Bay Community Network, Stryke Esports and eSmart Recycling, without whom ROBOTICON would not be possible.

More ROBOTICON Fun all Month Long!

There’s plenty more Competitive STEM fun to enjoy throughout the rest of the month! Coming up on October 22, is our Lightweight Combat Robotics Tournament and on October 29, three events to make your day: FIRST Tech Challenge scrimmage, VEX U College Tournament, and our Aerial Drone Competition event!

Visit our Event Agenda page to see our full Manufacturing Month schedule.  The event is free and open to the public, from 11 am to 5 pm on both Saturdays, and live streaming on Twitch.tv/ROBOTICONTB through the end of the month.