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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. 


Focus and attention is key


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.

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High Hang


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.

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Ammy Espinosa


Group members working hard. They put every minute working together on the robot.

Robotics are new ways of helping the world to be a better place.

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Documenting the design process


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...

Born to Bot: In Motion

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.

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Sparkin' Into The New Season


We were cutting an axel when we realized that looked really cool so I said "cut some more that looks really cool", turns out after he finished cutting we cut too much off the axel and the motor didn't engage so we had to replace the axel. LOL

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Sparkin' Into The New Season


We were cutting an axel when we relized that looked really cool so I said "cut some more that looks really cool", turns out after he finished cutting we cut too much off the axel and the motor didn't engage so we had to replace the axel. LOL

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Vex Robotics Photography Challenge Submission


In this picture our main driver is testing the strength of our robot, along with different techniques.

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Lift Assembly Teamwork


Two members are working together to figure out the wiring problems with our lift mechanism.

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                                                    STEM ROBOTICS

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. 


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STEM Robotic Cherry Orchard Sprayer by Megan...


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.

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ScooperBot Test Round by Jack Schopp


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.

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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.

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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! 

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Teamwok is Key

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...


Patrice Before competition

in this photo we see our team working on the robot before our second competition and our coach, Mrs. Jensen looking over our atonomus. 

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Creative, Efficient, Stylish

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.

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In this photo, our very own team member Aaron Wyderka is exemplifying his passion not only for VEX as a competition, but as a hobby as well. Drawing his VEXbow, Wyderka leads us into the ever-challenging future for our team in the upcoming competitive year.

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Amateur RobotC Programmers

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.

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