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VEX Nothing But Net (Robot Skills) Competition
|Submissions||05/01/15 - 03/01/16|
This competition accepts scores from Robot Skills mode in the VEX Nothing But Net Robot Virtual World. To submit your score, you must log into the Robot Virtual World using your CS2N account and wait for time to elapse in Robot Skills mode. Once time has elapsed in the game, you will be prompted to submit your score and upload your code. Only submissions that include your ROBOTC remote control code for the virtual robot will be considered valid competition submissions.
The VEX Robotics Competition Nothing But Net is played on a 12’x12’ square field configured as seen above. This Robot Virtual World simulation of Nothing But Net allows you to program in VEX Robotics Competition (15 second autonomous, 105 second remote control), Programming Skills (60 second autonomous), and Robot Skills (60 second remote control) game modes. The object of the game is to attain a high by Scoring your Balls and Bonus Balls in your Low and High Goals, and by Elevating Robots in your Climbing Zone.
There are ninety-four (94) Balls and ten (10) Bonus Balls, available as Scoring Objects. Some Scoring Objects begin in designated locations on the field, while others are available to be entered into the field during the Match. Robots begin a match on one of their Alliance Starting Tiles. Each Alliance has one High Goal and one Low Goal to Score into. Alliances also earn points for Low and High Elevating one of their Robots upon the other. A bonus is awarded to the Alliance that has the most total points at the end of the Autonomous Period.
This is an offline competition, intended for classroom use. There are no CS2N provided prizes for this competition.
Rules & Requirements
- Each Ball Scored in a Low Goal 1 point
- Each Bonus Ball Scored in a Low Goal 2 points
- Each Ball Scored in a High Goal 5 points
- Each Bonus Ball Scored in a High Goal 10 points
- Each Robot that is Low Elevated 25 points
- Each Robot that is High Elevated 50 points
- Alliance with the most points at the end of Autonomous 10 points
Robot Virtual Worlds Competition Rules:
- All submissions must include the program(s) used to achieve the high score, along with any “include” or “header” files needed to run the program. All files should be fully commented with explanations, including details of how they should be run for administrative validation. Submissions with multiple files must be uploaded as a .zip file, and include a completed “Program_Order” file.
- Any submission that lacks these documents will be ineligible for prizes.
- A blank Programming Order text file can be downloaded here (Right-Click, Save As). This file must also be completed and included with your file submission.
- Multiple programs should be zipped (with a completed Programming Order) for submission. The zipped folder should follow a Lastname_Firstname_Competition.zip naming convention. Example: Smith_John_VEX.zip or Doe_Jane_VEX.zip.
- Any Player intentionally using glitches or hacks in the RVW environment to obtain a higher score than would normally be possible may be subject to disqualification from the Competition.
- Each Player is eligible for only one prize per Competition Season.
- For example, a Player cannot win the prizes for both the Bank Shot Programming Skills and Nothing But Net Programming Skills Competitions.
- In the case of multiple high scores that are eligible for prizes that are submitted by the same Player, only the highest score will be used in determining prizes for that Player.
- All Players must adhere to the Competition Rules as they are written, and must abide by the listed intent of the rules.
- Every Player has the opportunity to ask for official rule interpretations in the RVW Robotics Competition Question & Answer Forum at www.robotc.net/forums. Any responses in this Q&A forum should be treated as official rulings from the RVW Robotics Competition Game Design Committee, and represent the correct and official interpretation of the RVW Robotics Competition Rules.
- There may be periodic software updates. All updates will be posted at the ROBOTC blog, CS2N, and at www.RobotVirtualWorlds.com. These updates are official components to the Competition, and the latest versions must be used when submitting scores and code.
- Administrative validation of code and scores will be done using the latest version of the Robot Virtual Worlds simulation software, regardless of what version was used for the submission. Player code must comply with the latest version of the software.
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Read the VEX Official rules for the VEX Nothing But Net competition.
After installing the VEX Nothing But Net Robot Virtual World, check out the included sample programs in ROBOTC by going to File > Open Sample Program, Nothing But Net, and double-clicking on the one you’d like to open. (Or download them here).
To start the VEX Nothing But Net virtual world, open ROBOTC and choose Window > Select Virtual World to Use > VEX Nothing But Net, then download any program to launch the virtual world.
For help with specific questions, consider posting in the ROBOTC.net forums. The forums are moderated daily by staff, as well as many like-minded ROBOTC programmers.
Robot Virtual World Setup
How to submit score for RVW Competitions
1. First, launch Robot Virtual Worlds with the Competition Game World selected (ROBOTC: Select Virtual World to Use, or Virtual Brick: Selecting Target World)
2. When prompted, log into Robot Virtual Worlds using CS-STEM credentials. This will required an online connection.
3. Lastly, make sure the game is configured to proper settings. If the competition is a Robot/Programming Skill, make sure that it is selected in order for the score to count.
4. Start the game. At the end of the game, a scoreboard prompt will appear, with an option to upload score to CS-STEM. Clicking on that will open a browser to the submission form (may require login). Fill out form to submit score.