Competition Team Information.


Programming and RoBotics

Design, Build, Program Robots

A STEM (Science, Technolgy, Engineering, Mathematics) Learning Facility

ProBots Ottawa is pleased to announce the formation of a VEX IQ and EDR competition Teams.  The teams will be made up of 5 or 6 students, who will design, build and program VEX IQ and EDR robots to compete in VEX Robotics competitions.  The students will apply the skills they learnt in their PreBots, ProBots and EDR classes to compete in Vex Robotics competition challenges. 

VEX IQ Elementary School

This level is for students ages 7 to 10 who have completed at least two levels of our PreBots program.  Students will work in groups of not more then 6.  The members will be expected to participate and co-operate fully in all the different roles of designing, building and programming a robot to successfully complete the current VEX challenge.

VEX IQ Middle School

This level is for students ages 11 to 14 who have completed at least two levels of our ProBots program.  Students will work in groups of not more then 6.  The members will be expected to participate and co-operate fully in all the different roles of designing, building and programming a robot to successfully complete the current VEX challenge. 

VEX EDR Robotics Middle School 


This level is for students ages 11 to 14, in grades 6 to 8 and have completed our “Introduction to VEX EDR Program” a 30 hour course that introduces the student to the VEX EDR robot building and programming system.  Students will work in groups of not more then 6.  The members will be expected to participate and co-operate fully in all the different roles of designing, building and programming a robot to successfully complete the current VEX challenge.


VEX EDR Robotics High School

This level is for students ages 14 to 18 and have completed our “Introduction to VEX EDR Program” a 30 hour course that introduces the student to the VEX EDR robot building and programming system.  Students will work in groups of not more then 6.  The members will be expected to participate and co-operate fully in all the different roles of designing, building and programming a robot to successfully complete the current VEX challenge.

How the program works

To participate in any of the VEX competition teams, there will be an initial $100.00 registration fee.  There will be a monthly $50.00 fee, the first month is free, to cover team registration with VEX, Competition Registrations, rental space and purchasing of extra supplies.  
Once registered and assigned to a team, the students will be expected to meet at least twice a month.  This time commitment will be to design, build and program a robot.  In order to be successful, there are commitments and deadlines that must be met so students are expected to be at the scheduled meetings.  


Students will be expected to establish goals for their group that will share the workload so a successful robot can be built.  Some of the roles included but are not limited to: Designers, Programmers, Engineering Notebook Editor, Research project assembly, Marketing and Public relations, Builders, Drivers, Photographer/Videographer, and Fundraising.  Students are expected to take part in all aspects of the experience.



How does ProBots Ottawa fit into all of this

As most of you are aware, I have a passion for VEX Robotics.  I had mentored Glebe Collegiate VEX Robotics team for 15 years, having taken a team to the 2011 VEX Worlds in Orlando, Florida, and have volunteered at the VEX Worlds for the last three years.  In order for students to experience the complete VEX competition model, a dedicated space with VEX supplies is needed.  ProBots will make available a space and provide parts to build robots. 

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