By Andy Choi
Microchip Technology, a supplier of analog and Flash-IP solutions, recently declared the results of the 2012 VEX Robotics Competitions at Fountain Hills and Southern Arizona.
VEX Excellence Award for the Fountain Hills and Southern Arizona VEX competitions was presented to the VEX robotics teams of Sahaurita/Walden Grove and Fountain Hills High Schools, respectively. This award has been offered based on the overall performance. Following this achievement, the VEX team students from Sahaurita/Walden Grove High School and the Fountain Hills High school are eligible to compete in the 2012 VEX Robotics World Championship, which is scheduled to take place from April 18 to 21 in Anaheim, CA.
The VEX Robotics Competition is currently the world’s largest middle school and high school robotics competition program. It has around 5,000 teams globally, in 23 diverse countries. Student teams from Fountain Hills and Sahaurita/Walden Grove high-school will unite with 600 other top teams from several countries to attend the 2012 VEX Robotics World Championship event in Anaheim, CA.
Microchip Technology serves as an Official Sponsor of the Fountain Hills and Southern Arizona VEX Robotics Competitions. The PIC18F8520 8-bit microcontroller of Microchip is featured in VEX’s autonomous and dual-control starter bundles. Microchip’s C Compiler is available as a programming option. By sponsoring VEX in Arizona, Microchip will enable more number of tournaments to be conducted next year from two to four events. The venue is yet to be finalized. Grants will be presented to inspire rookie VEX teams in Arizona. Over 24 new VEX teams are being anticipated for the 2013 competitions.