VEX Robotics Competition Spin Up is played on a 12’x12’ square field configured as seen above. Two (2) Alliances – one (1) “red” and one (1) “blue” – composed of two (2) Teams each, compete in matches consisting of a fifteen (15) second Autonomous Period, followed by a one minute and forty-five second (1:45) Driver Controlled Period.
The object of the game is to attain a higher score than the opposing Alliance by Scoring Discs in Goals, Owning Rollers, and Covering field tiles at the end of the Match.
There are sixty (60) Discs and four (4) Rollers on a VRC Spin Up Field. Discs can be Scored in the two High Goals, one per Alliance, at opposite corners of the field. Each Disc scored in a High Goal is worth 5 points. However, Robots aiming for the High Goal had better be accurate! Because underneath each High Goal, is a 1-point Low Goal for the opposing Alliance.
In addition to Discs, Robots can also spin the four Rollers mounted to the field perimeter. If the area inside of a Roller’s pointers only shows one color, that is considered “Owned” by that Alliance. Each Owned Roller is worth 10 points.
As the clock winds down, it’s time for the Endgame. At the end of the Match, Alliances will receive a 3 point bonus for each tile their Robots are Covering. So, during the last 10 seconds of the Match, there are no horizontal expansion limits.
The Alliance that scores more points in the Autonomous period is awarded with ten (10) bonus points, added to the final score at the end of the match. Each Alliance also has the opportunity to earn an Autonomous Win Point by scoring at least two Discs in Alliance’s High Goals, and owning Both Rollers on their side of the field. This Bonus can be earned by both Alliances, regardless of who wins the Autonomous Bonus.
|Each Disc Scored in a High Goal||5 Points|
Each Disc Scored in a Low Goal
Each Owned Roller
Each Covered Field Tile
Winner of the Autonomous Bonus
Two Discs Scored in the Alliance-colored Goal and two Rollers Scored in Autonomous
|1 Win Point|
Middle School Awards
|Award||Team #||Team Name||Affiliation||Location|
|VRC Middle School Excellence Award||652A||RoboMonkeys||ARK Robotics||Chula Vista, California, United States|
|VRC Middle School World Champions||3324U||Supernova Hydra||SCIENCE ACADEMY STEM MAGNET||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|VRC Middle School World Champions||9123X||Shanghai RuiGuan Team 9123X||ShangHai RuiGuan||Shanghai, Shanghai, China|
|VRC Middle School Robot Skills World Champions||88825B||Artemis||Shanghai No.1 Experimental School Affliated to SISU||Shanghai, Shanghai, China|
High School Awards
|VRC High School Excellence Award||21417A||ROBOKAUZ||ROBOKAUZ||Indianapolis, Indiana, United States|
|VRC High School World Champions||11101B||Barcbots Getting There||Barcbots||Cupertino, California, United States|
|VRC High School World Champions||7686B||Capten||Tiger Robotics||Harrisburg, South Dakota, United States|
|VRC High School Robot Skills World Champions||81988D||Modern Crusaders||上海市虹口区青少年活动中心Shanghai Hongkou District Teenagers Activity Center||上海Shanghai, Shanghai, China|
|Full Awards List|
|VRC JROTC Excellence Award||83278A||Kaijus||Coldspring-Oakhurst High School||Coldspring, Texas, United States|
|VRC JROTC National Champions||42700E||Crusaders E||ST LOUIS SCHOOL||Honolulu, Hawaii, United States|
|VRC JROTC National Champions||11981A||Warriors 1||Steinbrenner JROTC||Lutz, Florida, United States|
|VRC JROTC Robot Skills National Champions||42700X||Xenon||ST LOUIS SCHOOL||Honolulu, Hawaii, United States|
VEX U Awards
|VEX U Excellence Award||JANK||Any%||Any%||Auckland, New Zealand|
|VEX U World Champions||WISCO||WiscoBots||University of Wisconsin - Platteville||Platteville, Wisconsin, United States|
|VEX U Robot Skills World Champions||SJTU1||SJTU 1||Shanghai Jiao Tong University||Shanghai, Shanghai, China|
- Spin Up Game Manual
- Spin Up One-Page Game Description
- Spin Up Q&A
- Spin Up Game Discussion at 2022 Coach Summit
- Spin Up VRC Robot Inspection Checklist
- Spin Up VEX U Robot Inspection Checklist
- Spin Up Field Assembly Instructions (metal field)
- Spin Up Field Assembly Instructions (portable field)
- Spin Up Field CAD
- Spin Up Hero Robot: Disco
- Spin Up World Championship Photos