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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. 

Entries

Achievement

teh.hero10

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.

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Team 6135W and 2886B after a competition

wsxdft6

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. 

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One Competition, One Team, One Award

Ian Clavio

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

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Claw Programming

Trojan-Horse

Claw Programming

Within this photo is our driver Ken and our programmer Hunter working on the claw. Ken is testing the claw's reach as Hunter checks the code to see why the claw will close and open fully, but won't stop midway.

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Sparks Fly!

Trojan-Horse

Sparks Fly!   In this picture,our teammate Hannah is cutting a piece of angle iron for our claw on our robot!

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Sparks Fly!

Hannah_Jarvis

In this picture, our teammate Hannah Is cutting a small piece of angle iron with a dremel, for the claw of our robot!

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Wall-E

bubblewrapjoe

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.

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Get comfortable...we might be here awhile

Trojan-Horse

One of our team members removes his shoes and starts working on the robot one late afternoon in the robotics room. We are not afraid of hard work or long hours! 

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First Hang in 1-Minute Autonomous!!!

enderfear14

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!

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Dailyn - Working on STEM

vexmasters224w

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.

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Lilly - Strong Foundation

vexmasters224w

I’m Lily and I am in third grade.  I love robotics!  I am working to help with the STEM project.  I am helping with the building of a hospital with Vex and Hexbug parts.  We need this to present in STEM project and I am making sure is strong

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Tournament Teamwork

Blu

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.

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Friendship

jbobilin

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.

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Photography Challenge Entry - LCD

CSkelton1

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.

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The Most Important Thing

PatriotHS6603F

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...


Sleepy Heads

Bek-3018

When it has been a long day and you are tired, you can rely on your team mates to be there for you. This picture captures the bond that forms between team members which allows them to be there and lift each other up during arduous competition. 

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Megan Improving Her Driver Skills

LillianRoborunners

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.

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Our team doesn't stink but our feet sure do!

r2g2_elsat

The shoes in this photograph represent my team taking its first steps towards a successful future. They convey how even the smallest details matter, like taking off your shoes before walking on the practice feild.

 

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Our team doesn't stink but our feet sure do!

r2g2_elsat

The shoes in this photograph represent my team taking its first steps toward a succesful future. They convey how even the smallest details matter, like taking off our shoes before walking on the practice field.

 

*****Sorry this was entered twice

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Pushing the Limits

Bryon Tjanaka

The VEX world comes to a standstill as 86868’s robot, Rebel, dumps three cubes over the fence. This photo demonstrates the abilities of an optimally tuned robot. By pushing the limits of Rebel’s lift, 86868 manages to carry out this seemingly impossible feat in competition.

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Hard Work Pays Off

pvphsvex

 

Team 3050A relishes in the victory of receiving the coveted Excellence Award. Despite losing in the semi-finals, this award proves that drudgery pays off. The many hours spent refining the design and build of the robot resulted in the award. The team shows excitement towards preparing for another tournament.

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It Can Be Better

Atsai

This image captures the heart of what Woodbridge Robotics is all about: there is always the room for improvement, the potential for a successful rebuild. In this case, we decided to dismantle our original design and put in the time to build something we know will be greater.

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1313M Roborunners

Marinellval69

Hi my name is Valerie and I am on team 1313M the Roborunners. My picture shows my team's current robot. This picture shows Teamwork, Celebrating,Excitement and FUN. Now there's a lot of stories that I could tell about this robot. In are first competition this bad boy got us first and we got excellence! Man was my team excited to...


Teams are Family

EnderNova

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Our team 2822D saw that one team 2822C and saw that they were struggling. One of our team asked me if he could go and help them. They appreciate the help of our teammate and he helped repair their robot. We always help our school teams because if one of them makes it to states we all win.

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Design#27

mkeil

“Exhausted!…Brain hurts…26-designs failed...came in last place in 4-tournaments…2-members just quit...and I want to quit!...However, I'm not defeated...I'm alone and engineering design taught me to never quit…design#27 will work!  I didn’t sleep...worked all night to make it here…Tournament#5…design#27...let's go!"

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Setting Up For Victory

minguyen

Team Driver, Michael, starts up the robot to begin finals, checking the field to ensure the battle is won before it begins. He prepares the robot in hopes that it will take home the Tournament Champion Trophey.

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Interview of Excellence

reddragon3656

The picture represents the team giving an overview to the interviewers. Each one of the team members was telling something about our robot, explaining on what it does and how it works. At the end of this competition we lost at semi finals, but we won the Excellence Award. 

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Brainstorming

ChrisR246

Here's the RoboDragons brainstorming the next enhancements to their robot

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