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.
As a team leader of 687D, I organized a team meeting in our senior mentor’s house during Winter Break. The team brainstormed ideas, made some sketches, and re-design our robot so that we will be prepared for our next competition. As what our team motto says,
“It’s Gonna Be HUGE!”
From L to R Front row: Natalie Misiri, Eve Viramontes, Christopher Andersen, Chief Warrant Officer 5 Retired U.S. Army Officer Gary Linfoot, Gavin Fancher, Garrett Knuff, Cooper Sisley, Zeyan Anatawi, Zachary Byrnes. Top row: Laurie Baker, Veteran Kimberley Mitchell, Mari Linfoot, Nona Reimer
My Robotics Team was honored to have been invited to the American Airlines Skyball for our efforts through our STEM Project; to create awareness and advocate action through our online petition to encourage the VA to provide robotic mobility devices, like exoskeletons, to our...
Robotics isn't just about programming, controlling and building; one of the less known aspects of VEX Robotics is the Engineering Notebook. It records down what your team does and most importantly what you have learnt from the whole VEX experience.
When you become an enginner 10 or 20 years down the road, you're not going to remember how to stack 7 skyrises within 30 seconds, or build a functioning catapult that can launch balls. But you will definitely still need the skills and knowledge of keeping a Enginnering Notebook.
This was our first competition of the year and you can see on my face that I was thinking about a lot. I remember thinking "Where do I go right now?" and "I need to keep my robot safe". In this picture I am clinging tightly to our robot because I was worried about dropping it or about having someone bump into it. I couldn't figure out where I was supposed to be so I was also looking around for my coach.
This photograph ilustrates how two separates minds can complement each other in the mechanical and programming functions of the designed Robot. Two students working together to find precision. Two minds that concentrates in one goal. The nothing but net game.