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.
This picture, to me, showed how much passing my passion for engineering means to me. It says that without newer and greater engineers, STEM won’t continue. It portrays past experience and skill working with its future. The future. In this photo, I see a future where inspired engineers around the globe move forward, together, to create their future, and that future’s future. This photo, to me, in and of itself, is the STEM future.
This is the entry for Hadley Jones, a member of team 32545A. She says:
I chose this photo for my entry because it captures part of why I do VEX; the payoff for hard work. This year, we're fortunate enough to have been very successful in our tournament efforts so far. I get extreme joy out seeing results become real. I know it's not all about trophies, but recognition for a job well done is a very satisfying thing.
This is the entry for Ellen Sego, a member of 32545A. She wrote:
Vex, to me, is a single point that all participants agree on. It is something that connects and unites total strangers on opposite ends of the world. It is a common thread that ties hundreds of thousands of people together. This picture shows how all members of the vex community, no matter what team they are on, can unite in the name of robotics. A high school team put one of our teams stickers on their own robot. We were very happy to see that.
This is a team photo taken at the 2017 APAC competitions that was held in Rotorua. To us this photo represents many things. Throught our building of this robot the whole team was enthusiastic, hard working and always working colaborativley as a team to solve some of our hardest build problems. By the end of the build we had what we thought was a decent robot. Being quite a late build, APAC was out first competetive set of games, placing immense pressure on our new team member and driver. From autonomous sequences only sometimes running, to the robot...
This photo represents the bonds made through robotics. I have met my closest friends through being on the robotics team. Through VEX I learned how to work with a small team to solve difficult tasks, while also befriending those teammates in the process. This photo reminds me to have fun with the work I do and to find friendships with those I work with.
Last season our robotics team put in an immesnse amount of effort and will power into making our team the best it could possibly be. We put in effort into all areas without skipping out on any areas. We put work into mechanical, porgraming, skills, scouting, and match planning. On top of all this we even had a goal to work towards. One of the members on our robotics team, Justin Sanderson, his dad works in the army and he told us if we made it to...
We always have liked to put a name to our robot, since we saw the the new challenge in last year's World Championship we decided to call our robot Sharkbait Uh ha ha (Like on Finding Nemo). After the World's we went to Target and there was a Nemo's teddy and we asked our coach to bought it for us. In that moment we knew it was going be our biggest support in the worst moments and also match with our robot.
The picture depicts a an early season moment in which we invited new entrees to our club, Gael Force Robotics to a day of VEX introduction. Two groups were formed(each armed with a senior member of 5327X) to form their own side of a reverse double four bar lift, competing against each other to build a more quality unit. The event was fun for the whole party and remains a heartwarming memory among members of 5327X :).
For my senior project I had decide to start a VEX IQ team at the Elementary School. I was able to not only start 1 team but 2 teams. In this picture I am with the girls team. They are showing me the progress that they have made with their new design arm design.
After losing in the quarterfinals, our team is out of the running for Champions—but that doesn't mean our job at the tournament is done. We may no longer be competitors, but we're still there watching the action. Wildly cheering for the winners and respectfully clapping for the defeated: that's what it means to be in the audience.
Sometimes robotics is a lot like a roller coaster. There are ups and downs. You win, and the excitement takes over. You aren't doing great, and the nerves take over. In the end, the ride was so much fun that you'll definitely want to go on it again.
This photo was taken at the end of a hardworking season that led us to VEX Worlds, and the afterparty at Kentucky Kingdom!
This photo was taken at 3 am at a Robotics Lock-in. While most other teams were fast asleep, I took the opportunity to slow down and sort my Team Tool Box. Cleanliness and tidiness has become an important quality to me since joining Vex. Taking the time to stop, reflect, and manage your environment is an invaluable quality for Robotics.
We choose this photo cause we wanted to show our team laughing but also at a competition, this is or frst competition on the 2017-2018 robotics year. So in this picture we are sitting near the skills field waiting for it to be our turn on the field, so we were all sitting together and laughing about things, talking about memories. This is all of pur second year on the team except one of our team members Alessandra Flores.
It’s the night before the competition, you look out the windows it pitch black. The robot has been working mechnicy fine the whole week. But for some reason when you test your autonomous program the shaft encoder are not functioning. Something must be wrong with the sensor. Whatever it is, it must be fixed for tomorrow tournament.
In the photograph, my goal was to sweep the rings to the side to score points for my team the STEM Squad. Robotics are our future and each and every time I am able to come to school and learn to build, program, and drive the robots, I see a bright future ahead of me.