VEX Toss Up - CS2N Mode 2013-14
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  • Competition Overview
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    The VEX Toss Up – CS2N Autonomous Mode Challenge (Autonomous Mode) is a two-minute long programming competition that takes elements from the current VEX Toss Up competition and modifies them to allow the game to be played in an autonomous only mode.

     

    The picture at the left is the Official VEX Toss Up Game Simulation
    The picture at the right is the VEX Toss Up Autonomous Mode Only Challenge

     

     

    Both challenges use many of the same game elements and scoring rules. The VEX Toss Up Autonomous Only game board has been modified to allow students to complete the game using Autonomous Programming only.

     

    Autonomous Mode Game Elements

    The fully autonomous game provides players with “Start Tiles” which are also safe zones that enable players to change programs, robots, and locations without a time penalty; if you are on a “Start Tile” you can press the “Switch Button” shown on the next page to change your robot, program, or location.  In order to allow consistent movement in the Autonomous Mode Challenge game designers have made the following modifications in the game:

     

    1.Removed the barrier between the hanging zone and the first scoring zone enabling more predictable robot movements.
    2.Added an open corridor to take parts to the high scoring zone.
    3.Added wider tops to the Goals and added an additional Goal.
    4.Moved the location and changed the color of some of the balls.

     

    You can find a full set of rules in the Rules/Requirements Tab on this page.


    Software Required: VEX Toss Up

    To download the software you need for this competition, Click here!

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    • Rules / Requirements
    • What is VEX Toss Up?
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      VEX Toss Up is played on a 12'x12' square field. The object of the game is to score your colored BuckyBalls and Large Balls into the Near Zone and Far Zone, by Locking Up your colored BuckyBalls and Large Balls into the Goals, and by Low Hanging, Hanging and Ultra Hanging off your colored Bar at the end of the match.

      This Virtual World is designed to simulate the Toss Up competition field and several robot designs, allowing teams to practice their programming and form winning gameplay strategies. Use the new CS2N Competition mode and submit your high score to qualify for prizes. Multi-player functionality coming Summer 2013!

      Download VEX Toss Up »

    • In Your Classroom

      Using CS2N Toss Up In Your Classroom

      The VEX Toss Up Autonomous Mode Challenge (Autonomous Mode) provides that ideal opportunity for a classroom teacher, a coach, or a robotics tournament sponsor to host their own internal team or classroom competition.  The Robotics Academy has setup technology that allows students to write code and test their robots and their scores are immediately sent to the classroom teacher to post.

       

      The picture at the left is a picture of a VEX Toss Up Group.
      The picture at the right is the VEX Toss Up Autonomous Mode Only Challenge
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      This game provides a great opportunity to teach programming in a fun way. Using CS2N you are able to track student’s progress and review their code.

       

      Steps to Setup a Group

      We have created a step by step guide for setting up groups. To open it up in a different window click here.

       

      You can download the VEX Toss Up Robot Virtual World here.

       

      If you have questions send them to research@cs2n.org

       

    Key Dates
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    Date Availability

    Submission

    10/03/13 to 03/14/14

    Winners Announced

    08/15/14

    How to Participate
    Step 1: Register
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    Click the box on the right to sign up.

    Step 2: Submit Your Score
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    Scores are submitted directly through VEX Toss Up. Learn how this works by clicking GO.

    Step 3: Submit Your Code

    October 03, 2013 - March 14, 2014

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    Complete your entry by submitting your code.