VEX Robotics Photography Challenge
Showcase youth using VEX to explore STEM. Compose a photograph that features one or more students working on a robot, testing, planning or celebrating your VEX team’s accomplishments. Use photography to tell the judges something about your own story of involvement on a competition team, in a classroom, or as a hobbyist working with VEX.
This photograph is of our team—Navigator Robotics / Team 4442X—at the UH Manoa robotics competition 2015. It was taken just seconds before the match started, and depicts the hiatus in time between when one sets their robot on the field and when the autonomous period begins. The moment is tense and electrified with intensity, each competitor tries to relax, but their clenched fingers betray them; the field is a blank slate upon which their future—or at least their future for the tournament—shall be written, the task sits dauntingly, and in this lacuna the field is...
This photo was taken at the Trinity High School Granite State competition on Halloween. It was shot right before the match started. The image expresses the themes of happiness, friendship, and lightheartedness, showing that even though VEX is competitive, competition can bring people together.
Focus. A member from team 569D works on the code and then tests the code on the robot immediately after. He has his work station set up right next to our field and I was able to capture this moment because I am always snapping candids of the club members. Click link to view photo.
Because of the lack of penetration CRN was getting in the younger grades, particularly elementary through 8th grade, Cornerstone Robotics North started using the VEX IQ program during the 2014-2015 season in hopes of attracting younger students to get involved in STEM and competitive robotics. Cornerstone Robotics North IQ is run solely by the members of 323Z Aftershock.
The attached photo is a snapshot of the CRNIQ teams moments away from competing in their 2nd tournament of the year, which they both won, were awared the Excellence Award, and both skills challenges.
Members of 985E RoboDragons conducting test to improve the precision of their launcher. As they change variables in their launcher they then fire 20 balls, mark where each ball lands and then measure the area the balls fall into. If the area is smaller than the control area, they consider it more precise. Once the precision is improed they will move to the field to measure their accuracy
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B50ZQvkP4uP3WUdsNlA1c0FxWkE/view?usp=sharing (please click link to see our image) After very intense matches at the 5th Annual Central Valley Nothing But Net tournament, 254C came out as champions! This picture shows 254C's members holding up their robot and trophy.
In this picture, a team member is taking shooting data on the spread of 25 balls (white tape markers) hand shot from the distance between a starting tile and the goal at a red dot representing the center of the goal. We took this data and graphed it accordingly to show the spread of the balls as they hit the wall in terms of the red dot in the middle—the deviation.