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  • Age:

    • Elementary: Grades 3-5

    • Middle School: Grades 6-8

  • Team Size:​ 2-3 young minds + coach

  • Hardware: VEX IQ

  • Software:

    • ModKit

    • RobotC

  • Characteristics:

    • Remote Control + Autonomous

8-14 years



The Game:


VEX IQ Challenge Next Level is played on a 4’x8’ rectangular field configured as seen above. Two robots compete in the Teamwork Challenge as an alliance in 60 second long teamwork matches, working collaboratively to score points. Teams also compete in the Robot Skills Challenge where one robot takes the field to score as many points as possible. These matches consist of Driving Skills Matches, which will be entirely driver controlled, and Programming Skills Matches, which will be autonomous with limited human interaction.


The object of the game is to attain the highest score by scoring and stacking colored Hubs in Building Zones, removing Bonus Hubs from the Hanging Structure, and by Parking or Hanging on the Hanging Bar.

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