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 robotics competitor is building what will soon be a base. In the after school hours early in the week in the nook of Woodbridge Senior High School's robotics organization, this picture epitomizes the focus and attention to detail present in the work of a true VEX robotics competitor.
Our team, 8931A, pulled off a high hang at the Rock & Roll & Robots VRC Qualifier in Seattle, WA, winning us the match! Pictured is Jordan, Ryan, and Andrew. I choose this photo because our hanging mechanism which is efficient and reliable is the key to our team's success.
This photograph was taken in our class during a break to document our daily activities, something which we all forget to do every now and then. The reason this photograph was chosen is because it personifies our struggles as a team, and at the same time our strengths. In the summer, in preparation for the upcoming school year, our instructor showed us a series of videos of what it truly means to be a designer, which is what we all are when it comes to the robotics competition as a whole. Being a designer is having the ability to learn from failure, and to then correct that failure, as many...
This shows my team, 180, practicing for a skills run at a recent competition in which we demonstrated team work. The reason this photo was selected from the others is because I think this one captures our team functioning together as one singular unit to complete our tasks.
Our robot represents STEM because we have to use math to figure out how far our robot will go. Our robot represents engineering because we built it. Our robot represents technology because after the building it we have to use programing to move our robot and to power it.
I chose this photograph becaue I was the STEM leader on my team. The picture shows my brother/team member, Jack, who designed and built our Robotic Cherry Tree Sprayer. This prototype shows our design that will help cherry orchards in our community spray for bugs and fungus easier.
I chose this picture because it is my recent design of a ScooperBot for the Vex IQ crossover. My team member Megan is trying to score hexballs in the 5 point score zone on the practice field in our play room. I enjoy building robots and testing my designs.
These are our youngest members, Kaylah and Tylah, constructing our Starstruck robot. The title Dedication was chosen as the girls spent every waking moment constructing the robot. Their dedication to engineer and program, conveys exploration of all STEM subjects, and their dedication, portrayed in the photo, is their greatest asset.
This picture shows three of our team mates, Jalean Betts, Noa Morgan, and Antonio Christian, all working on diffrent robots. This picture shows the fun, joyful side of robotics, along with the seriousness that goes into building them. The Chieftains have never been more determined!
This is my first year doing robotics, so far I'm having lots of fun and learning new things too. I have seen my team's robot go over many changes and designs throughout the last couple of months. Over this span of time, I have found out the key to our robot's and our team's success. The key is teamwork. Everyone on our team has developed some sense of teamwork from being in the club. In this picture, some of our team members are working together and helping build our robot. I chose this picture because it shows that our team now knows how to work together as a cooperative...
Our team, The Circuit Breakerz, has the great ability to work together and solve problems quickly. Because of that teamwork, our team has made it to the semi-finals. This photo represents the proud moment we had at the Sierra Vista State Qualifier when we won the Design Award.
This picture is called Amateur RobotC Programmers. It depicts Benjamin and Marcus creating the program that merited the Skills trophy at their first tournament. It takes place at Benjamin’s house, where they conduct programming. They chose this photo because it conveys the teamwork and camaraderie that permeates the Mandalorian Mercs.
Brother Bots is a rookie home school VEX team based out of Phoenix, Arizona. The team is made up of a two sets of brothers, who share a passion for robotics. Their goals for this season are to have fun, to share their knowledge of robotics with children in their community, and to compete at the world championship. This is a picture of two of our members filing gears to bevel them. This maked them slide better for gear shifts.
Brother Bots is a rookie home school VEX team based out of Phoenix, Arizona. The team is made up of a two sets of brothers, who share a passion for robotics. Their goals for this season are to have fun, to share their knowledge of robotics with children in their community, and to compete at the world championship. This is a picture we took at our latest competition.
Brother Bots is a rookie home school VEX team based out of Phoenix, Arizona. The team is made up of a two sets of brothers, who share a passion for robotics. Their goals for this season are to have fun, to share their knowledge of robotics with children in their community, and to compete at the world championship. This is a picture of two of our members working on a shifting drive.
Brother Bots is a rookie home school VEX team based out of Phoenix, Arizona. The team is made up of a two sets of brothers, who share a passion for robotics. Their goals for this season are to have fun, to share their knowledge of robotics with children in their community, and to compete at the world championship. This is a picture of one of our teammates working on a holonomic drive.
This image depicts our team happily showing our robot and awards from a VEX competition this year. This photo shows our accomplishment winning the design and skills awards, which highlight our success in utilizing the engineering design process extensively to achieve excellence in the VEX robotics competition.
I selected this photograph because it showcases great teamwork between our team and another after a day of competition in November. This image shows excitement and joy after our two teams used all we have learned in the process of designing our robots to win the competition.
On September 24, 2016, Nerd Herd Team 687A competed in our first VEX Competition at Nipomo High School. With a good robot design and presentation, we won "Judges Award". That's why I choose this photo. There's still more where that came from. Keep up the work team!
-Ian Clavio, Co-leader
In this picture you see 7135B in the warm up field at Hereford Middle School. Our driver was practicing and I went by to watch. Once our robot got a cube in the air I immediately took a picture. When I went to look back at the picture I saw the amazing light reflecting off of it.
This is a picture accentuating my team’s first hang in our 1-Minute Autonomous! I chose this picture because it was the result of the constant testing and redesigning of our program. This is a profound moment in our post-November timeline and I am extremely proud of my team’s work!
My teammates and I, Dailyn, are starting to create our world using vex parts for our STEM project for our autonomous car. This car would to help other people that are handicapped, hurt, or cannot drive. We will continue working on this project for the remainder of this school year.
I took this photograph of our school's elementary VEX IQ team at a competition. The image shows all of the team members working together at the pit to fix up and program their robot. I feel that this photo represents the collaboration and teamwork skills that robotics programs foster.
Robotics does not only benefit students intellectually, equally important are the relationships that form as a result of collaboration. My photograph of these two teammates highlights the human component of robotics—which is too often overlooked—and reminds us of the friendships that are forged through robotics.
I chose this photo because the LCD symbolizes one of the greatest qualities of our team: preparedness. Our team was able incorporate the LCD before our first competition, showing more preparation than most of the teams there; likewise, allowing us to win the competition.
What is the most important aspect of having a robotics program? Is it building the world's best robot, building teamwork skills, learning project management and the Engineering Design Process, or is it about learning how to give back to the community that supports you? At Patriot Robotics, we believe the most important part to take away from robotics is giving back time and effort to other teams in our area as a way give them the same opportunities to succeed as we have. This picture shows our team giving back to one Prince William County Schools Vex Teams, Gainesville Middle...
This is Megan's first year being on the RoboRunners Team 1313. This is a picture of Megan improving her driver skills and trying to score four balls in the high goal. I selected this picture because it shows Megan doing her best in driving.