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.
Capturing this moment was important because I think it displays an important albeit undervalued robotics trait, strategy. While my teammates look like they'd rather do something like eating, they’re applying themselves in a mind game that’s tricky to solve. To be fair, they always look like they’d rather be eating!
This picture depicts the lead programmer who is coding the skills program for the competition. I chose this picture because it represents the importance of programming and that it is an integral part of any robot. I titled this picture as Programmer: A Necessary Evil because even though programmers do not receive the acclaim they deserve, they are vital to the development of a team and robot.
In this picture team 1104A is demonstrating how all the skills they have learnt in robotics can be applied in the real world. We don't only learn how to build or how to program, we learn collaboration skills, critical thinking skills, and how to gain confidence in ourselves.
In addition to showing Nick, a fellow teamate, working hard, this picture captures the artisitic side of robotics perfectly. I love how abstract a robot can look when it's finished, so I snapped this shot on Tuesday. It perfectly conveys my artistic passion, and the abstractness of our robot.
http://bbots3.wixsite.com/team1231This photo represents 1231G because we know how to get things done and when to have fun. Our team gathered after a particularly accomplishing practice on our field to take this picture that truly captures everything we are. We love each other as family and respect each other...
In this picture, It marks "the beggining" of our design strategy. We placed pretty high with this robot, and it inspired us to do better in the future. This year, team 750R started with people that had little to no experience, gaining knowledge from just experience. The picture signifies that this is a new beggining for team 750R, and we will strive for the better.
From the day of a state qualifier, I chose this picture as my teammate, Julie, was working on a last minute touch up before semifinals. Sanding down a c-channel, that stops the arm from dragging on the ground, as everything worked fine but a risk in order to maybe win.
This is the driver of Team 4411W, Katherine, at a regional competition last month. Katherine is always driving or working on the 4411W robot. She is in a wheel chair with a leg cast where her mobility is limited. Katherine didn't let her leg stop her from participating in her passion: engineering and robotics. She is committed to her team and her robot always eager for the next challenge.
We are working on the scissor lift. Some of our class mates siad the scissor lift was hard to do but we decided to to go for it. My team works really hard to try to complete it. It might take a long time to complete our robot but once we finish I hope it works well.
This photo is taken when choosing the alliances at a competition in Wawasee,IN. I chose this photo because one can see the anticipation in the eyes of all of the participants. It is time when strategy has important role in the game. Only three teams will be the lucky ones.
Teams 3211H and 3211A demonstrate their nothing but net robots to a group of Cub Scouts. They let the scouts drive and attempt to score into the net with the robots. Exposing kids early to STEM and robotics can have a powerful impact on their future in those fields.
Here was a picture from one of our summer build sessions. We decided that this picture was able to somewhat adequately capture our passion for robots, seeing that we chose to watch BattleBots as we worked on our VEX Robot. Robotics manages to encompass so much of our life, and it has provided a positive outcome for all of us. We have found so much enjoyment in robotics, we can be considered addicted to working on them!
This photo was taken in the city of Queretaro in the framework of the IV International Congress of Information and Communication Technologies 2016 on November 7, 2016 here we can see that after 2 days of work in constant competition we were able to crown ourselves as the champions of Exellence Award where we compete with many teams from our country as well as the current world champion VCAT Robotics, that they have come to compete with us cause to all members of the team, that the work of months, the unveiled, hunger, Time invested and above all the need to stand out over others have not...