A team’s Engineering Notebook is a record of their engineering design process through a competition season, and describes the work that led to their strategy, design, robot, code, and gameplay. Each Engineering Notebook is unique, and represents the personalities and approaches of the students who created it.

We encourage you to develop an approach to notebooking that works for your team and gives Judges who review it a sense of your team’s unique style. This article provides a selection of example notebooks from previous VIQC and VRC seasons that might give you some ideas for your own notebook. 

None of these notebooks are perfect (and yours won’t be either!), but every one of them clearly depicts the team’s challenges, failures, and successes through a season and demonstrates their student-centered approach to the VEX Robotics Competitions.

VIQC Team 10511Z

Zetabots

Cypress Ridge Elementary School

Clermont, FL, USA

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VIQC Team 90049B

My Little Pony Fan Club

Syracuse Junior High

Syracuse, UT, USA

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VRC Team 10703Z

BrainSTEM Botz

Independent HS Team

Talbott, TN, USA

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VRC Team 8876C

Steam-C

Queensbury High School

Queensbury, NY, USA

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