VEX Photography Online Challenge
Last season marked the tenth anniversary of the VEX Robotics World Championship, and after so many years of experience, we would love to see exactly what it is that you truly love about the program. Submit a photo that best represents what you love about being involved in robotics. Use photography to tell a complete story with one photograph, focusing on your favorite aspect of VIQC, VRC or VEX U. Compose a photo that conveys an emotion, specifically the feeling you experience when you are doing what you love most.
I try to capture what an average workday looks like - the showing of teamwork and collaboration between three people to create a single robot. You don't need to see our faces, hear our voices, or even see us in action to know that we are working together. The best part of VEX in my opinion is how it's a team effort, and the responsibility to do well is shared amongst all team members, not just one person. We all play a part to make our robot be the best.
The definition of teamwork is the combined action of a group of people, especially when effective and efficient, as is shown on this picture. In this photo each of us help each other to be more productive and also learn from one another. We all work as a union and give our hands to one another, thus creating a better team and robot. Every member of the team is shown looking up as a symbol of the constant search of a higher version of ourselves, our robots and the team as a whole.
One of the things I love most about robotics is the support our team has gotten from every level. The picture above shows a picture of Representative Timothy Hill and the JoCo Robos Teams 3075A and 3075B at the JoCo Turkey Call Robotics Tournament in November. Representative Hill represents our area of Tennessee. He attends many events in our area. It makes me proud to know that he enjoys coming to watch our competitions. Representative Hill has worked behind the scenes to promote our program and help achieve sponsorships as our school doesn’t have the...
This picture at the Norwalk competition in Norwalk, Ohio was taken and captured the pure essence of all the feelings we have during compeitions. Joy, seriousness, and stress. Even though some of these feelings are negative, they all contribute to the amazing sensation of winning a match or even winning the tournament. It also features our robot (left) and 6403B's robot (right). We all love robotics and would never trade it for anything.
My favorite part of being on robotics team 3075B is the opportunity to build. This picture shows me working on the cut out of the second claw piece on the linear lift. Building the linear lift was my favorite part of this robot. It is an important part because without this mechanical part of the robot we would not be able to lift cones. Using math and science skills to figure out how to solve a problem intrigues me. Taking the drawings our team does and bringing that to life is amazing.
I was in school when a loud noise took my atention, that is why I entered the Robotics Workshop where one of the girls was using a machine used for cuting pieces. That day I did not know what the name of the machine was (DREMEL), but there was something in the environment of the workshop that made me want to be a part of it. And that is why I am part of Sweetch. I think Sweetch is amazing beacuse I not only get a daily day knowledge but a family.
Shown in this picture is our team, team 7316A. We love robotics, because it teaches us skills that we can utilise in the real world. We learn teamwork, presentation sklls, and strategizing skills that we do not learn sitting in a classroom. We also create friendships that will last a lifetime, and learn how to cooperate with others. Overall, robotics means the world to us.
Shown in the photo is our team, team 7316A. We love robotics because it teaches us skills that we don't necessarily learn in the classroom. We learn presentation skills, teamwork, and strategising that helps us in the real world. While in robotics we have truly found a place where we all fit in, and have made friendships that will last a lifetime. Overall, we all agree that robotics has been one of the best things to ever happen to us, and we love robotics.
Robotics is a team effort that requires collaboration. Team members must work together and cooperate to get things done. Our picture demonstrates our team members brainstorming ideas and discussing with each other the best possible solution. There is no "I" in Team!
In this photo, I show how I love to work with computers by programming robots. I worked on my programming labs and I found them very interesting. My programming labs had taught me how to use the programs of wait, sonar, encoder, gyro, and whileloop on my robot to allow it to move. I show one of my programs in this photo. I find the programming labs in VEX Robotics to be very interesting, because of my interest in learning how to work with technology in today's world. In conclusion, this is what is shown in the photo.
A Day at Practice
Vex is not just a mandatory thing in my life, something that i have to force myself to do and be apart of. When i first started it was just because i guy i knew asked me to be apart of his team. When first practice came around i only talked to him and a few people i kinda knew. I quickly realised everyone here was so much fun. They were intelligent funny people that i came to enjoy. I have become friends with everyone here and enjoy my time at practice not only because of the building and working but the people aswell
If there’s one thing I like about robotics is the way we build. It’s a way that puts your brain to think on how exactly is this thing going to get build. Building it is sometimes easy but sometimes it gets to a point where you have to get creative in the process and finds ways to build around your already built robot.
The day was hot, I've had just lost my hair band and I was close to dying, dramatically speacking, I was staying late in the school for the robotics workshop and I was getting crazy. Fortunately my mom had taught me how to put my hair up with a stick or pen and I decided to improvise using an Allen wrench we had lying around. It looked so funny that the other members of the team decorated my head like if I were part of the classroom.
This picture is intended to showcase our functional team dynamic that allows us to achieve our goals. We love all aspects of Vex robotics, but we especially love the build process. When building we divide our team so that each member adopts a role and we can function at the highest efficiency. We have at least one person documenting our designs and results of each day, another to document the programming codes, while also writing them, and finally, we have at least four people to build and improve upon the robot at all times.
When stars fall... it's time to get in the zone. This picture was taken with 20 seconds left in the last finals match of the Oregon State Championship. Winners go to world's.
At this point in the match, we, the team in green, were ahead with hopes of claiming the state championship. This was the highlight of our season. hundreds of hours of work, scouting, updating our engineering notebook, hosting events, travel, fundraising, meeting new people and making new friends had all led up to this last 20 seconds. Unfourtunately, stars fall, and...
Our team makes an effort to try new things. This photo features one of our newest members, who previously knew nothing about robots, CADing our design. We value learning and gaining experience so that each member of our multidisciplinary team can do their best in every aspect of robotics.
There is nothing that can replicate the feeling of winning something you've worked an entire year towards; when you're so dedicated you willingly put your 'blood, sweat, and tears' into the project. This is how my team felt when we won the US Open National Championship!
This photo represents our robotics family. Our team consist of four members and a mentor. Every time that I see the photo, I can see the best of the competition. The best moments that we spent together doing the robot. We share our ideas. Every idea is considered. Every comment or suggestion is good for the team. We laugh during the meetings, yes we spent good moments!! That's the reason that I said that this is my family!!!