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Orange County Robotics Consortium

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Welcome to the Orange County Robotics Consortium (OCRC) Home Page. The mission of the OCRC is to increase access and opportunity for all OC Elementary and Middle School students to participate in Official VEX IQ Robotics Programming and Competitions through supporting and building capacity of district partners. 

If this is your first time visiting our site, Welcome!

 Within our site you'll find:

  • Access to Professional Learning Resources
  • Resources​ and Support for your VEX IQ Robotics Competition Team
  • Opportunity to participate in our VEX IQ Pitching In - Remote Skills Only Competitions​
    • On behalf of the Orange County Robotics Consortium (OCRC) Planning Team:

      We hope you and your loved ones are doing well and staying healthy during these challenging times. Our thoughts are with all of you as you continue to work tirelessly to support the needs of our educational communities. 

      Like many of you, the OCDE staff is experiencing the impact of this recent COVID-19 surge. As a result, we need to adjust the timing of some of our initiatives, including this competition, so that we can support our schools as substitute teachers in the coming weeks.  Unfortunately, I'm writing today to announce that the OCRC VEX IQ "Pitching In" Robotics Competition scheduled for Saturday, February 5, 2022, needs to be cancelled

      We understand how important the OCRC VEX IQ "Pitching In" Robotics Competition is, and we appreciate your efforts at fundraising and engaging your teams from the build process to developing their driving skills. We're working diligently to be able to continue to provide you with opportunities to compete. To that end, we'd like to honor your efforts by hosting a Virtual OCRC VEX IQ Competition and Showcase this Spring once we've moved past the surge impacting so many of us, Date TBD.

      In the meantime, you'll notice your team will be placed on the “Waitlist" within Robot Events. For teams that have already paid competition fees, we'll work with our accounting department to issue a refund for competition fees.

      ​If you have any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact Omar Shepherd via email at:


      Orange County Robotics Consortium (OCRC) Planning Team​


VEX IQ Curriculum Resources​​ VEXcode - How to
Get Started​

Registering your
Team to Compete​

​2021 - 2022
VEX IQ Pitching In
(Game Video)​​

VEX IQ Challenge Pitching In is played on a 6’ x 8’ rectangular field configured as seen above. Two robots compete in the Teamwork Challenge as an alliance in 60-​second long teamwork matches, working collaboratively to score points. Teams also compete in the Robot Skills Challenge where one robot takes the field to score as many points as possible. These matches consist of Driving Skills Matches, which will be entirely driver controlled, and Programming Skills Matches, which will be autonomous with limited human interaction.

Thank you for visiting the OCRC Webpage. The OCRC is a program of the Curriculum, Instruction and Academic 
Enrichment Unit and the Office of Career Education within the Educational Services Division of the 
Orange County Department of Education.

​​Should you have any questions, or need any information, please contact:

Omar Shepherd, Curriculum Specialist
Educational Service
Phone: (714) 327-1069

Julie Roney, Coordinator
Educational Services  
​Phone: (714) 966-4337​​