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VEX IQ Challenge STEM Research Project Sponsored by The REC Foundation

The focus for the VEX IQ Challenge is to have students learn about the relationship among the STEM fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Each season one of the fields is featured, providing students with an opportunity to learn more about how it relates to robotics and how what they are learning in the classroom has a practical application in their lives.

This season the STEM research project will feature technology, with a specific focus on sensors.   Technology is the branch of knowledge that focuses on practical purposes in life.  It is the machinery and equipment that is developed using engineering.   Sensors are electronic components that produce an output by detecting changes in its environment. It produces a signal notifying the user to the changes that have been detected.  Gyro Ultrasonic Range Finder, Color Sensor, Touch LED, Bumper Switch are the sensors that are featured in the VEX IQ Challenge program. 

Winners

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One Degree North Jr - How can sensors be used to...

srichards

This is our STEM Project about the use of sensors; specifically infrared. We first define the problem of electrical fires and then specify a solution that is available. This project is supposed to both make the viewer informed, and make them think deeply about the potential solutions to the problem. We also come up with our own potential solution to the problem that is to integrate the sensors into the circuit itself. Our solution is much more useful than the sensors that are available on the market right now.

Video Editor - Siddhant Gupta
Sound Designer - Adam Brest

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45009B - Beautiful Blossoms: Dirt on Road? Which...

YWLA-Robotics

Hello Everyone! We are team 45009B - The Beautiful Blossoms!

Many people are unable to drive for various reasons, including medical conditions and physical conditions. Many sensors are being used in cars to improve safety. Color sensors can detect the color of an object and follow colored lines. A color sensor was attached to a robot and programmed to follow red, green, and blue lines. The distance traveled by the robot was measured when the colored tapes were 0%, 25%, 50%, 75%, and 100% covered by brown pieces of paper (representing dirt and trash...


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45009Y - Double RC: How Sensors Can Improve...

YWLA-Robotics

Hello, we are team 45009Y- Double RC!

For our STEM Research Project, we tested VEX IQ sensors on a robotic hand to see which sensor allows the user to have complete control over the robotic hand.

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11900A-Airlines Keeping Us Safe from COVID

juliacm

    Our STEM Research project is about how airlines are using sensors to protect their passengers from getting COVID.  First, we researched all of the ways that STEM industries use sensors. We thought of airlines because our sponsor is Allegiant Air, and the engineers met with us earlier this year. We focused our research and project around sensors in airlines and how airlines are keeping us safe from COVID.

First we researched three airlines, how they use sensors, and how they are protecting us from COVID.  After our research, we came up with a...


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COVID Catch & Clean - by 6403G Programming...

kjlandis

Video demonstration of a wearable device using sensors to detect COVID particles in the air and protect the user from infection.

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The Danger of Heatstroke

jedavis1

We are team 177B, the Girls of STEEL. We investigated thermometers and sensors and how heatstroke affects construction workers. Construction workers should wear a sensor that will alert them if their body temperature gets too high, so that they can prevent heatstroke. We looked into different options and found that Temptraq, which was originally for infants, would be a good option for construction workers to use.

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VEX IQ STEM Research Project Autonomous Cars rule...

savitamnayak

We are two elementary school Kids from Cumming GA, who went on to explore how sensors are going to change the way we drive in the future !!

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Sensors in Oil Refineries

Error404

Hi we are Team 908A Error404 from Texas City, TX. We researched the use of sensors in refineries. Our team created a pressure sensor. 

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VEX IQ STEM Research Project

Maya-Grace

Hello there we're The Plasmatic Protons, This is our entry to the 2020-2021 VEX IQ STEM Research Project. We explore the topic: Can sensors make us superhuman. This video is a collection of our ideas and findings, which finally lead to a working prototype.

 

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NHE Robots ID#19948B STEM Research Project

hernandezjh123

Covid19 Sensor for School

We researched and came up with a sensor that uses infrared technology to determine if a person entering the school is healthy or not in order to keep the students and staff at our school safe and healthy!

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Ultrasonic Fuel Flow Meters

borysiewicza

Our project is about fuel flow sensors that monitor how much fuel is used in racecars. 

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3383A - Gyro Ultrasonic Range Finding Sensors

Robohawks- Coach Lund

3383A Think Pink - STEM Research Project 2021- GURF Sensors

VEX IQ Middle School

Entrants: Joyce Wen, Aarna Mahale, Naomi Layupan 

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3383D- Meteors: The Issue Mankind Needs to Solve

Robohawks- Coach Lund

Meteors: The Issue Mankind Needs to Solve

VEX IQ Middle School

Entrants: Hasan Shoaib, Deven Mehta

Sources:

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/09/nasa-build-telescope-detecting-asteroids-threaten-earth

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Safety with Sensors

spatten

We learned that senors help to keep people safe. Our presentation can be found here: https://youtu.be/YBfcMLJdbvE

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Team 11876C STEM PROJECT 2020-2021

Team 11876C

This is our 2020-2021 VEX IQ STEM Presentation on Sensors and how we can use them to help people.  We focused on the color sensor and worked to help people who are visually impaired.

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5164C - Heat Sensors for a Change

jsy0538

Laleh, Maria, and Dylan created a research project on Heat Sensors.

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BIA Healthcare Chatbot - Oura Ring Sensors

ajabkareem

Our topic is wearable devices. Wearable devices use sensors to keep track of your health, like your heart rate, how well you sleep, and how many steps you're taking. We are proposing a health assistant chatbot....


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How can scientists use sensors to help with...

Gkirkman

Students present an analysis of how sensors are used to control the spread of COVID-19 and help patients.  This is compared with the sensors they use on their VEX IQ Robots.

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Team 11110X STEM Project - Sensors in Cars

chrismh

Hi, we are 11110X Greenspun Robotics. For our STEM project we chose to cover sensors in cars. More specifically the 2015 Chevy Suburban vs. the sensors on our robot. All the while explaining to one of our group members how the sensors work, help cars, and comparing it to robotics!

 

Video Link:

https://youtu.be/Z9UAZ4NKOys

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Smart Smoke Detector

ajabkareem

Smart Smoke Detector

Our research topic is about smart smoke detectors. Smart smoke detectors use sensors to detect smoke.Traditional smoke detectors are not reliable enough, and not smart enough.  and this can cause people to ignore them. To solve this problem, we have designed a more reliable and smarter smoke detector.

A smoke detector that detects fire nearby is great, but a smoke alarm that tells you there’s a fire no matter where you are is even better. It can send a message to your phone if it senses fire unlike the other smoke detectors that make a...


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Sensor Development in Cars

ARC-Bots

We are team ARC Bots 1073W from Albury and this is our STEM Project for the VEX IQ Challenge - Rise Above... How has the development of sensor technology improved the evolution of cars?

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