Berthoud Robotics is a VEX Robotics club loosely affiliated with Berthoud High School and Turner Middle School. In the 2016-17 robotics competition season, Berthoud Robotics will field 4 VRC and 4 IQ teams with approximately 40 members. Berthoud Robotics is a leading robotics club in Colorado, qualifying multiple teams at the national and international level. Last year the six Berthoud Robotics VRC/IQ teams competed at a multitude of events, received a variety of awards, placed well in the online Driver's Skills and Programming Skills competition and all teams competed in the Colorado State Championship. Several VRC teams qualified for the US Create championship in Omaha. In addition, the club had multiple entries in the Vex Online challenges and has made the top 10 in the world for the game animation competition in both 2014-15 and 2015-16.
New to the 2015-16 season for Berthoud Robotics was the addition of two VexIQ teams with students from Turner Middle School. 1069G-Gravity and 1069H-Mainframe Meltdown both performed well at the local events and at the Colorado VexIQ State Competition in February where 1069H received the Excellence Award and qualified for VexIQ Bank Shot Worlds Middle School Championship competition in Louisville, KY. With their success, BRC has added two additional middle school VexIQ teams (1069J and 1069K) for the 2016-17 season.
The VEX Robotics Competition is the longest established middle and high school robotics program with more than 10,000 international teams from 32 countries playing in over 750 tournaments worldwide.
The 2016-17 games have been released. The VexVRC game STARSTRUCK (video) and the VexIQ game CROSSOVER (video) will provide added challenges with objects that are oddly shaped, sized and are not completely rigid. Click on the game links listed above to find the information about each game's rules/videos/elements. Also released for 2016-17 are the REC Foundation Online Challenges which provide an additional method of channeling your competitive nature.