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 photo was taken at the Toledo Coastal VEX Tournament and it shows team 2990A at there lowest, after losing a match that they were sure they would be able to win. They lost the match due to a wire coming unplugged from the brain, crippling their drivetrain.
This is a photo where team 2990a is shooting the full court shot, while team 2990b is shooting the up close shot in the background.
This picture shows our team as a united group of individuals, proud of the accomplishments we made together, which is shown in the middle of the photo. This effectively shows that robotics is about working as a team, building relationships, and achieving great things.
Teaching our new freshmen how to build and run a successful team. This paid off and they scored over 300 this weekend. Way to go Robodragons!
This is my mascot robot from last year while at Worlds competition one of his gears broke and he split in half. I was able to fix him pretty quickly but htat is what robotics is about for me, sometimes you have a bad day just pick yourself up get back together and move forward.
In the words of Kevin Wilson, "The simplest things are the hardest to understand." This simple moment, is yet the quintessential demonstration of what it truely means to participate in VEX, and its essential spirit.
The robot shown in the picture is the accumaltion of months of hard work. Even though the team members aren't shown (behind the robot getting ready for match), all their spirit, dedication, and love for robotics is seen in this 3rd person shot of the robot getting ready for the teams first match of their first ever...
As the old saying goes, practice makes perfect - this picture exhibits one of our team members loading our robot for what felt like the thousandth time within the span of the day and a few other weary looking members working hard in the background. It goes to show that building a high performance robot takes endless time and hardwork but every moment is worth it for the feeling of accomplishment you get once the job is done :)
This picture features two of our team members, Conor and Irisha hard at work fixing up the robot between matches. The photo summarizes the essence of robotics which isn’t always easy or glamorous - we encounter obstacles, large and small at the most unexpected and inconvenient moments but a smile and teamwork are always more than enough to get the job done.
As the day draws to an end and deadlines come creeping this image features one of our team members, Reeve, still hard at work on our website and deep in thought. The image shows that for all us us interested in STEM and robotics, when we’re doing something we enjoy it’s easy to keep smiling even after a hard and seemingly endless day’s work.
This picture exhibits two of our team members, Reeve and Andrew working together on our website. Each with their individual skills and ideas have something unique to bring to the table and collaborating together resulted in some wonderful ideas that wouldn’t have been brought to life without the interaction between our members.
Working as a team, having completed an IQ robot we are now ready to programme and drive. First IQ robot built for our 'House'. Other houses still to be completed but catching us up. We used our experience as members of the high school club to help all four houses build their robots. We are now excited for the inter house competition to begin. Soon we hope!
A "Kolam" is a traditional Indian geometric drawing drawn using rice flour or chalk infront of entrances to usher in good luck and ward off evil from the home. It is normally done by hand but in a modern twist, 2 Indian girls, Yaalarasi and Kaviyarasi, made a kolam robot to create fractal drawings for a modern robotic kolam.