VEX Toss Up - Robot Skills 2013-14 Competition

Phase Key Dates
Submissions 10/03/13 - 03/14/14
Winner Announced 08/15/14
How to Participate
Competition registrations have closed.
Submissions: 10/03/13 - 03/14/14
To submit, you must first be registered to the competition.
To submit, you must first be registered to the competition.

In this challenge, Players can earn points by Scoring any colored Bucky Balls and Large Balls into the Middle Zone and Scoring Zone, by stashing any colored Bucky Balls and Large Balls into the Goals, and by Low Hanging, Hanging, and Hanging with a Ball off either colored Bar at the end of the match. The Robot Skills Mode challenge is one minute long and can be played with both Autonomous and Remote Control programs.

Rules & Requirements


CORTEX Video Trainer – This link takes you to training materials designed to help new programmers learn ROBOTC.  If you are learning to program using only Robot Virtual World (RVW) software, this curriculum is designed to complement the Curriculum Companion Tables 3.0 RVW shown below. The Curriculum Companion Tables are included in all downloads of ROBOTC. You can find out more about RVW at:



CS2N Learn Courses:

ROBOTC Programming for VEX, BEST, and TSA Teams – this link will take you to a FREE ONLINE COURSE that teaches ROBOTC programming using RVW software. The course breaks the CORTEX Video Trainer into smaller parts and includes RVW programming challenges and quizzes.



VEX Toss Up 2013-14 Forums – There are hundreds of people that log into the ROBOTC forums on a regular basis. Many of the people on the forum are world experts and will be glad to help you if you supply them with well-formed questions and examples of your code.  Additionally, there have been over 20,000 posts at the forum and so you may be able to find your answer your question at the forum.


Robot Virtual World Forums – This forum specifically addresses issues related to RVW software.


ROBOTC Wiki - When new features are added to ROBOTC and ROBOTC Robot Virtual Worlds they are documented at the ROBOTC Wiki. This example link takes you to how to configure custom remote control joysticks enabling you to use non-standard remote controls to control your RVW robots.

RVW Setup
Robot Virtual World Setup
Additional Information

Using CS2N Toss Up In Your Classroom

The VEX Toss Up Driver's Challenge provides that ideal opportunity for a classroom teacher, a coach, or a robotics tournament sponsor to host their own internal team or classroom competition.  The Robotics Academy has setup technology that allows students to write code and test their robots and their scores are immediately sent to the classroom teacher to post.


The picture at the left is a picture of a VEX Toss Up Group.
The picture at the right is the VEX Toss Up Robot Skills Challenge


This game provides a great opportunity to teach programming in a fun way. Using CS2N you are able to track student’s progress and review their code.


Steps to Setup a Group

We have created a step by step guide for setting up groups. To open it up in a different window click here.


You can download the VEX Toss Up Robot Virtual World here.


If you have questions send them to