VRC and VIQC German Masters in Hamburg: German finals of robotics competitions

Hamburg, February 2024: Next week, the final rounds of the VEX robot competitions will take place in Germany. Around 150 students from general education schools and vocational schools from all over Germany meet at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW Hamburg) to find out which of the robots they have designed best solves given tasks. The worldwide competitions of the Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation, which is based in the USA, are organized in Germany by the Hamburg-based association roboMINT. 

The Competition Categories

The VEX Robotics Competition (VRC) is open to students from the age of eleven . A team consists of at least two students, it competes in alliances  against other teams. One of the goals of a game is to get as many tripballs as  possible into your own goal or into your own offensive zone. 

As part of the VEX IQ Challenge, students between the ages of eight and 15 can participate. A team consists of at least two students, it competes together with another team. One of the goals of the game is to convert as many blocks as possible into goals. Points are also awarded if the robot is parked in the „Supply Zone“ at the end of a match. 

Through the German Masters, participants can qualify for the VEX Worlds from April 25  to May 3 in Dallas (US state of Texas) with 1,000 teams from 50 countries .

German Masters 

Venue: HAW Hamburg 

Berliner Tor 21, Aula 

Wednesday, 06.03.: VRC, start qualification 1 at 12.30 p.m. 

Thursday, 07.03.: VRC, start qualification 2 at 9.30 a.m., final: 1.00 p.m.

Friday, 08.03.: VIQC, start qualification at 11.00 a.m., final: 3.45 p.m.

Contac persont: 

Ralph Schanz
Chairman of roboMINT e.V.

About the roboMINT e.V.:

It all started in the 2017/2018 season. Together with the student campus dEin Labor of the TU Berlin, roboMINT conducted the first VEX Robotics student competitions in Germany. The first team to qualify for the annual „World Championships“ in the USA was the Heinitz-Gymnasium Rüdersdorf. In the meantime, there are various regional preliminaries and two „Nationals“ (VIQC and VRC) nationwide. Currently, a total of seven teams from Germany can qualify for the „World Championships“ in Dallas each season. 

roboMINT supports and coordinates the nationwide VEX robotics competitions. The association informs and supports the participating teams, the supervisors and the regional organizers. The aim of the association is to promote STEM education in Germany. 

VRC und VIQC German Masters an der HAW: Deutschland-Finale der Robotik-Wettbewerbe

  • 6. bis 8. März 2024, Hamburg
  • Insgesamt 35 Teams treffen in zwei Wettbewerben aufeinander
  • Den Siegern winkt eine Teilnahme an der VEX Robotics World Championship in Dallas

Hamburg, Februar 2024: In der kommenden Woche finden die Endrunden der VEX-Roboterwettbewerbe in Deutschland statt. An der Hochschule für Angewandte  Wissenschaften Hamburg (HAW Hamburg) treffen sich etwa 150 Schüler von  allgemeinbildenden Schulen und Berufsschulen aus ganz Deutschland, um  herausfinden, welcher der von ihnen konstruierten Roboter vorgegebene Aufgaben  am besten löst. Der weltweiten Wettbewerbe der in den USA beheimateten Robotics  Education & Competition (REC) Foundation werden hierzulande vom Hamburger Verein roboMINT organisiert. 

Die Wettbewerbskategorien 

An der VEX Robotics Competition (VRC) können Schüler im Alter ab elf Jahren  teilnehmen. Ein Team besteht aus mindestens zwei Schülern, es tritt in Allianzen  gegen andere Teams an. Ziel eines Spiels ist es unter anderem, so viele Triballs wie  möglich ins eigene Tor oder in die eigene Offensive Zone zu bringen. 

Im Rahmen der VEX IQ Challenge können Schüler im Alter von acht bis 15 Jahren  teilnehmen. Ein Team besteht aus mindestens zwei Schülern, es tritt zusammen mit  einem anderen Team an. Ziel des Spiels ist es unter anderem, möglichst viele Blöcke  in Tore zu verfrachten. Punkte gibt es auch, wenn der Roboter am Ende eines  Matches in der „Supply Zone“ geparkt wird. 

Über die German Masters können sich die Teilnehmer für die VEX Worlds vom 25.  April bis 3. Mai in Dallas (US-Bundesstaat Texas) mit 1.000 Teams aus 50 Ländern  qualifizieren.

German Masters 

Veranstaltungsort: HAW Hamburg 

Berliner Tor 21, Aula 

Mittwoch, 06.03.: VRC, Start Qualifikation 1 um 12.30 Uhr 

Donnerstag, 07.03.: VRC, Start Qualifikation 2 um 9.30 Uhr, Finale: 13.00 Uhr

Freitag, 08.03.: VIQC, Start Qualifikation um 11.00 Uhr, Finale: 15.45 Uhr  

Fachlicher Ansprechpartner: 

Ralph Schanz 
Vorsitzender des roboMINT e.V. 

Über den roboMINT e.V.: 

Begonnen hat alles in der Saison 2017/2018. Zusammen mit dem Schülercampus  dEin Labor der TU Berlin führte roboMINT die ersten VEX Robotics Schülerwettbewerbe in Deutschland durch. Das erste Team, das sich damals für die  alljährlich stattfindenden „Weltmeisterschaften“ in den USA qualifizierte, war das  Heinitz-Gymnasium Rüdersdorf. Mittlerweile gibt es bundesweit diverse regionale  Vorausscheidungen und zwei „Nationals“ (VIQC und VRC). Aktuell können sich pro  Saison insgesamt sieben Teams aus Deutschland für die „Weltmeisterschaften“ in  Dallas qualifizieren. 

roboMINT unterstützt und koordiniert die bundesweit stattfindenden VEX Robotik Wettbewerbe. Der Verein informiert und betreut die teilnehmenden Teams, die  BetreuerInnen und die regionalen Veranstalter. Ziel des Vereins ist die Förderung der  MINT-Bildung in Deutschland. 

Teilnehmer des Qualifikationsturniers in Stuttgart

Spin Master to Acquire the HEXBUG® Brand and Portfolio of Creative Robotic Technology

TORONTO, Jan. 10, 2023 /CNW/ – Spin Master Corp. („Spin Master“) (TSX: TOY), a leading global children’s entertainment company, today announced it has reached an agreement to acquire the HEXBUG brand of toys from award-winning toy company, Innovation First International, Inc.

First entering the market in 2007, HEXBUG products feature robotic technology with ingenious movement inspired by nature, giving kids a whimsical and imaginative play experience. HEXBUG products appeal to kids‘ innate love for remote control and fast-moving creatures that exhibit fascinating life-like behavior. With over 100 different toys that range from buildable playsets to battling robots, HEXBUG products bring fun and excitement to robotics and foster children’s creativity to fuel hours of imaginative playtime.

„What excites us so much about HEXBUG is that the inventors have mastered both the science and the art of bringing creatures to life through technology, to deliver truly magical play experiences,“ said Anton Rabie, Spin Master’s Co-Founder. „With this acquisition, Spin Master will combine it’s innovation, global reach and diverse portfolio with HEXBUG’s innovative excellence to surprise and inspire kids in new ways.“

„At Spin Master we are focused on reimagining everyday play and are always looking for opportunities to strengthen our innovative portfolio through meaningful acquisitions,“ said Max Rangel, Spin Master’s Global President & CEO. „HEXBUG is an evergreen brand with a strong foothold within a niche category, opening an opportunity for Spin Master to own and ultimately grow the popular robotic range’s reach through our expanded global footprint while also leveraging this technology across our broader toy offering.“

„Spin Master is the business that can really take our years of foundational tech toy innovation to the next level and gain an even greater awareness for the brand here at home and around the world,“ said Tony Norman, CEO at Innovation First International, Inc.

Expected to close in February 2023, the acquisition of HEXBUG marks Spin Master’s 28th acquisition since the company was founded in 1994 and the 18th since its initial public offering in 2015.

About Spin Master
Spin Master Corp. (TSX: TOY) is a leading global children’s entertainment company, creating exceptional play experiences through its three creative centres: Toys, Entertainment and Digital Games. With distribution in over 100 countries, Spin Master is best known for award-winning brands PAW Patrol®, Bakugan®, Kinetic Sand®, Air Hogs®, Hatchimals®, Rubik’s Cube® and GUND®, and is the global toy licensee for other popular properties. Spin Master Entertainment creates and produces compelling multiplatform content, through its in-house studio and partnerships with outside creators, including the preschool franchise PAW Patrol and numerous other original shows, short-form series and feature films. The Company has an established presence in digital games, anchored by the Toca Boca® and Sago Mini® brands, offering open-ended and creative game and educational play in digital environments. Through Spin Master Ventures, the Company makes minority investments globally in emerging companies and start-ups. With over 30 offices in close to 20 countries, Spin Master employs more than 2,000 team members globally. For more information visit spinmaster.com or follow-on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @spinmaster.

About HEXBUG
HEXBUG products first entered the toy industry in 2007, with the goal of giving children a positive experience with robotics at a young age. At first, people were drawn to the realistic bug-like attributes of its micro robotic creatures. Now, the brand has over 100 different toys that range from buildable playsets to battling robots. HEXBUG products continue to spark imaginations with their innovative technology loved by kids and adults of all ages.

About Innovation First International
HEXBUG, VEX Robotics, and RackSolutions are subsidiaries of Innovation First International, a privately held corporation. The company is founded on the belief that implementing innovation early in the design process is necessary to create simple, elegant products and solutions. Innovation First began producing electronics for unmanned mobile ground robots and is now a global leader in the technology, robotics, and STEM education industries.

Web-based VEXcode EXP

VEXcode EXP is now available in a web-based version for Chrome browsers. The web-based version can be reached by navigating to codeexp.vex.com and contains all of the features and functionality of VEXcode EXP, but without the need to download or install anything! The new web-based version of VEXcode makes it easier for teachers and students to access projects from anywhere, at any time, on any device – including Chromebooks!

In addition to the built-in Help and Tutorials, the STEM Library contains additional resources and support for using web-based VEXcode EXP. Within the STEM Library you can find device-specific articles for connecting to web-based VEXcode EXP, loading and saving projects, updating firmware, and more. View the VEXcode EXP section of the STEM Library to learn more.

Web-based versions of VEXcode IQ and VEXcode V5 are in the works and will be available soon.

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Introducing the VEX V5 Workcell

VEX Robotics is revolutionizing workforce development education with VEX V5 Workcell

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World’s Largest Robotics Competition Returns: Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation to Host Live Remote VEX Robotics World Championship 2021

The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit and VEX Robotics, is back to showcase the incredible talent and skill of a range of student competitors by hosting the first-ever Live Remote VEX Robotics World Championship May 17-29, 2021. Leveraging the REC Foundation’s Live Remote Tournament interface, teams from around the world will be able to compete in real-time tournaments or live skills matches to be crowned champions.

During the live remote event, students in grades three through college will compete in timed, heart-pounding robotics competition matches with their custom-built robots. Like at past world championships, competitors will have the opportunity to see familiar faces, activities, and share the excitement of the event.



To ensure the safety of its robotics community due to the pandemic, this unique event will adapt to a virtual format. Typically, the annual VEX Robotics World Championship attracts more than 30,000 attendees from all 50 states and more than 70 nations.

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Free VEX Coding Studio Youtube Webinars

Ready to transition your coding skills to VEX Coding Studio? Carnegie Mellon University is hosting a free, four week webinar series detailing everything you’ll need to know to transition from RobotC!

Be sure to tune in to Carnegie Mellon’s YouTube stream (almost) every Thursday, from September 13th to October 11th for your introduction to VEX Coding Studio. We’ll cover topics such as updating firmware, configuring motors and sensors, and programming with VEX C++ and Modkit. If you have any additional topics that you want covered on-air, be sure to ask beforehand on Twitter @CMUCMRA !

To set your YouTube reminders or to see a detailed weekly outine of these webinars, visit the Carnegie Mellon University Website.