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VEX IQ Bank Shot (Robot Skills) Competition
|Submissions||05/01/15 - 03/01/16|
This competition accepts scores from Robot Skills mode in the VEX IQ Challenge Bank Shot 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 IQ Challenge Bank Shot is played on a 4’x8’ rectangular field. This Robot Virtual World simulation of Bank Shot includes two challenges: the Robot Skills Challenge where one robot takes the field to score as many points as possible under driver control, and the Programming Skills Challenge where one robot scores as many points as possible autonomously, without any driver inputs.
The object of the game is to attain the highest score by Emptying Cutouts, Scoring Balls into the Scoring Zone and Goals, and by Parking Robots on the Ramp. There are a total of forty-four (44) Balls available as Scoring Objects in the game. There is one (1) Scoring Zone, one (1) Goal, one (1) Ramp, and sixteen (16) Cutouts on the field.
Prizes for this competition have not been announced.
Rules & Requirements
- Each Ball Scored in the Scoring Zone 1 point
- Each Emptied Cutout 1 point
- Each Ball Scored in the Goal 3 points
- Having One Robot Parked on the Ramp 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 IQ Bank Shot Challenge.
After installing the VEX IQ Bank Shot Robot Virtual World, check out the included sample programs in ROBOTC by going to File > Open Sample Program, Bank Shot, and double-clicking on the one you’d like to open. (Or download them here)
To start the VEX IQ Bank Shot virtual world, open ROBOTC and choose Window > Select Virtual World to Use > VEX IQ Bank Shot, 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.