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Young students passionately diving into robotics, showcasing their VEX creations in competition. Through hands-on engineering and programming, these budding engineers collaborate as teams, their faces illuminated by the joy of learning and the thrill of the contest

Compete with Vinci

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INFORMATION SESSION

  • The in-person information session is scheduled on the following date and time. Please fill out this form to signup. Looking forward to seeing you in our brand new classroom!

    • September 5th (Tuesday)

    • 4:15 PM - 8:30 PM

    • Location - 87 Terrace Hall Ave. Lower level, Burlington, MA 01803 

    • Location - 10 Kearney Rd. Unit 152 Needham Heights, MA 02494

GOALS

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  • Teamwork to design, build, and program the competition robot.

  • Compete in VEX Robotics Competitions (VRC) and VEX IQ Competition (VIQC) try to get the best result, such as qualifying to Regional Championship and VEX Robotics World Championship.

  • Hands-on STEAM learning, creativity, and teamwork.

  • Learn how to solve real-life problems through Engineering Design Process.

  • Expand students’ vision and learn how cutting-edge technologies can change the world.

AGES

  • VEX IQ - Elementary & Middle Schoolers (9 - 12 years old)

  • VEX V5 - Middle & High Schoolers (12 - 16 years old)

PRE-REQUISITES

  • All prospective students must finish the Vinci VEX V5/VEX IQ Basics and Advanced classes to qualify to join our competition teams.

  • If the student has a strong knowledge of robotics or previous equivalent robotics experience, the student may waive the Basic class by passing the assessment.

TEAM ARRANGEMENT & ACTIVITIES

  • Competition season commitment - September 2023 to May 2024.

  • First team meeting - first week of September (follow the weekend schedule).

  • VEX V5 team - 5 to 8 students per team.

  • VEX IQ team - 4 to 6 students per team.

  • Lecture - weekly 2-hour lecture classes during the workday to learn knowledge, 3D modeling, and programming.

  • Teamwork Workshops - 4-hours of teamwork hands-on time during the weekend to build and operate the robot.

  • Competition openings are limited, open enrollment is only available in September and October 2023.

WEEKLY SCHEDULE & ARRANGEMENT

Burlington

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Needham

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WHAT STUDENTS WILL GET

  • V5 full competition season (12 - 16 years old, September 2023 to May2024)

    • Over 120 hours of lecture.

    • Over 250 hours of hands-on robot teamwork.

    • Over 120 hours team focused coaching.

    • Full category robot parts, tools, and competition equipment.

    • 5 - 8 students per team.

    • Extended workshop access hours.

    • Competition Team registration fees.

    • Local competition events registration fees.

    • Virtual programming challenges and online challenges.

    • Vinci shirt.

  • IQ full competition season (9 - 12 years old, September 2023 to May 2024) 

    • Over 100 hours of lecture.

    • Over 200 hours of hands-on robot teamwork.

    • Over 120 hours team focused coaching and training.

    • Full category robot parts, tools, and competition equipment.

    • 2 - 4 students per team.

    • Extended workshop access hours

    • Competition Team registration fees.

    • Local competition events registration fees.

    • Virtual programming challenges and online challenges.

    • Vinci shirt and hoodie.

  • Refund policy - We ask for 30 days' advance notice to drop off from the team. There is a non-refundable registration fee, and we only refund for non-participant fees by monthly calculated. 

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • VEX Virtual Skills Programming Challenge

  • REC Foundation Online Challenges - VEX World Championship qualification spots or cash rewards.

  • Team public showcase.

  • Fundraising activities for team funding.

  • STEAM activities and seminars, such as guest speakers, field trips, projects, challenges, etc.

  • Other Class enrollment discounts.

  • First to try for new equipment, activities, content and devices.

WORKSHOP LOCATIONS

87 Terrace Hall Ave.

Burlington, MA 01803

10 Kearney Rd. Unit 152.

Needham Heights, MA 02494

Disclaimer: There will be sharp parts and tools used during classes, events, and normal activities.

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