REC Foundation STEM Educational Video
In order to help a new team better design and build their robot, create a video to teach them something about STEM concepts applied to robotics. Focus on the science, construction, engineering, and/or math of designing and building robots. You should come up with your own idea, but here are some sample ideas from previous years’ STEM Educational Videos:
- How to calculate loads for robotics mechanisms.
- How to build a specific mechanism such as a drive train or lifting arm.
- How to best use specific robotics components in designing a robot.
- How to use programming with the hardware to accomplish a specific task.
- How to use CAD software to design and test your robot before it is built.
This project was designed to explore the uses of a planetary gear system. This video explains how a basic planetary gear system works and how it was integrated into a model car; it also displays the creation of actual car mechanisms, with VEX parts.
This video was made by a student who was trying to egineer a motor efficiency tester for himself and his team. He did so by using formulas for efficiency and angular momentum. He ended up finding a reliable way to test the peak performance of motors, and which ones were best.
We are VEX JETS Team #4073B. We are located in Quartz Hill, CA and have a total of 24 team members spread across our three teams, #4073A, B, and G. We utilize Autodesk Inventor 2015 in order to 3D model and assemble the robot virtually as well as accurately prediciting the amount of stress a part can withstand.
Fernando Flores -- scriptwriter, concept artist
Mario Sauceda -- editor, filmmaker, narrator
Edited on "Cyberlink...
In this video, my team and I about the different types of wheels and what they each do. We explain the different aspecs of each wheel depending pn what you want your robot to do. In this video we explain three different types of wheels: Omni direction, Traction, and Mechanical.
In this video, team members discuss the advantages/disadvantages of drive configurations in a holo vs. H-drive review. Our lead programmer also discusses the intricacies of coding these advanced drives and compares their code structure, giving a good deal of instruction in coding these unique drive systems.
Make it happen.
This video will teach you how to make a locking mechanism using VEX parts. The locking mechanism can be useful in many ways, being only limited by the mind's creativity. In this example we will implement it in a pivoting scoop attached to an arm, saving space and ensuring that the scoop remains steady during competition.
Link to video: https://youtu.be/E-9VXAK4g0w
In this video we demonstrate how to model a drivetrain in Autodesk Inventor 2016 using basic assembly practices such as constrains and joints. We also briefly go over mechanical advantage and how to find it in a gear system.
We will be presenting our LCD Autonomous Selection Code, in hopes to teach and inspire teams to use a similar approach. For the last several years, we have used this function to select our autonomous modes before a match. We have found the method to be very reliable and easy to do, saving on stress and time during the competition.
Autonomous is extremely important in VEX, as it potentially allows you to gain a quick advantage over your opponents in the first 15 seconds in the match. Creating strategy for autonomous has been our team's approach to the game for the last...
This is our entry for the 2017 STEM Educational video! We decided to do an overview of some of the tools that we use everyday in VEX. Although this'll be nothing new to more experienced teams, some teams just starting off could find this very useful as a guide on which tools to buy, and more importantly, how to use them.