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Robotics at the Hudsonville Fair General

Hudsonville Fair Expo
This summer Hudsonville Robotics will be hosting an exposition scrimmage at the Hudsonville Fair on Saturday, August 24, 2019 in the entertainment tent. Michigan VRC teams that have spent the summer developing robots are invited. Competition starts at 9:00 am. Check our Events page or click here for event details.  Public welcome.

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New Location Vex EDR Logo

Hudsonville Public Schools has provided our program with tremendous support and this year they have allocated more space. We will now be occupying part of the first floor of the HPS Fitness Center (formerly Carpenter’s Church) located just south of the high school. If offers 3,000 square feet of space that includes two classrooms and a shared common area. It should be large enough to host all age groups so teams and volunteers will be able to collaborate.
The build center is located at 4995 32nd Ave, Hudsonville, MI 49426 and the entrance is on the north side.
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New Technology Vex EDR Logo

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Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors we able to acquire 18 new V5 Brains and Controllers along with 200 motors to start the 2019-20 season.

  • The brains have a 4.25″ Full-Color Touch Screen, real-time diagnostics, and 21 Smart Ports.
  • The controllers have an LCD screen and haptic feedback.
  • The motors are more that twice as powerful as the previous version and they have built-in encoders to measure speed and rotation.
  • All the hardware is fully configurable by the student’s programming skills.

Again, we couldn’t have done this without the support of our sponsors who are truly investing in the future designers, engineers, and skilled trades of tomorrow.

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2019-2020 Games Released Vex EDR Logo

The 2019-20 games are now available. Check out the videos below.

VRC – High School / Middle School

Vex IQ – Elementary

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2019 Worlds Schedule Vex EDR Logo

Below is the Hudsonville team schedule for the world tournament. All events will be LiveStreamed on the internet if you would like to watch the competition.

Watch LiveStream Research Division: Vex TV Channel 7
Watch LiveStream Engineering Division: Vex TV Channel 8

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2019 Vex World Tournament Vex EDR Logo




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Nine Hudsonville High School students will be attending the Vex Robotics World Tournament in Louisville, KY this week. Our two teams will be competing against 582 robotics teams from 35 countries on six continents, including 47 U.S. states. The competition starts on Thursday and continues until Saturday. We will work to post news and updates to the Facebook group. More information about the event is available using the link below.

Vex Worlds HS Tournament Details

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Team 8031E Q State Division Finalist Vex EDR Logo

Team 8031A – Q were division finalists at the Vex Robotics Michigan State Tournament this past weekend (Feb 24, 2019) at MSU and earned a spot at the Vex Robotics World Tournament. The team was undefeated during qualifications but lost in the final round of eliminations.

They have competed at the Night at the Museum invitational in Virginia against top teams from 26 states where they won the Create award. 8031A has also won Tournament Champion, Amaze and Build awards, and they are ranked 8th in the state for Robot Skills.
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Scrimmage Night Vex EDR Logo

Hudsonville Robotics will be hosting a scrimmage night on Tuesday, February 5 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Our goal is to give middle school teams an opportunity to practice before the state tournament. High school teams are welcome to attend too. We will have fields set up with opportunities to practice and compete.

Directions

Hudsonville Freshman Campus, 3370 Allen St, Hudsonville, MI 49426

Park in the main parking lot and head to the southwest to entrance E between the Freshman Campus and the High School. The robotics room is on the first floor and down the hallway behind the lockers – room #334.

We will have pit tables and power available to teams. Make sure you charge your batteries.

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2018-19 Competition Vex EDR Logo

Below are videos for the 2018-19 games that students will compete in.

Elementary – Next Level

MS/HS – Turning Point

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2018 Open House General

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Vex Robotics is a fun and innovative program for grades 4th – 12th where teams build robots and compete on the field. Families interested can join us at our informational open house on Thu, May 17 at the Freshman Campus cafeteria from 7 – 8 pm. We will be presenting details for the competition season next fall.