SCSD Vex Skyrise Robotics Challenge

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The SCSD Vex Skyrise Robotics Challenge will be held at Corcoran High School on Saturday, December 6th from 8:45 AM-4:30 PM.  Students from across the district will be competing using the Skyrise competition model.

In the Skyrise model there are a total of forty-four (44) cubes, twenty-two (22) red and twenty-two (22) blue, and fourteen (14) Skyrise Sections available Scoring Objects in the game. Most Scoring Objects begin in designated locations on the field, while some are available to be entered into the field during to the Match. 

Each Robot (smaller than 18”x18”x18” to start) begins a match on one of their Alliance Starting Tiles.  There are ten (10) Posts and four (4) Floor Goals that Robots can Score Objects onto.  The Alliance with the top most Cube on a Post Owns the Post.  Alliances also earn points for Building Skyrises on their Skyrise Base out of Skyrise Sections, and Scoring Cubes on Skyrises.  A bonus is awarded to the Alliance that has the most total points at the end of the Autonomous Period.

Scoring:
Each Cube Scored on a Floor Goal 1 point
Each Cube Scored on a Post 2 points
Each Post Owned 1 point
Each Built Skyrise Section 4 points
Each Cube Scored on a Skyrise 4 points
Alliance with the most points at the end of autonomous 10 points
 
In addition to the competition there will be a large STEM event and display hosted by the United States Army.  The Army will be showcasing challenges, activities and events related to Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics.