VEX Photography Online Challenge
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 VEX IQ Challenge, VRC or VEX U. Compose a photo that conveys an emotion, specifically the feeling you experience when you are doing what you love most.
Being a team that mostly consists of first year members, this year there's been a lot to learn. Examples as simple as the rules of the game, the basics of building a robot to compete, and robotC. On top of that with our V5 system arriving we had to learn how to maneuver and code in VEX coding studio and in C++ language. In this photo we just wanted to show everything we’ve had to learn with this year, game elements, VCS, V5, our robot, and a notebook.
You and your team work day in and day out to make a working robot. One that's consistent, accurate, and battle ready. You focus on getting to that first competition but when you get there, your focus is back on the robot. While it work? Will it be good enough? What should we make better for next time? With all these questions and more swimming in your mind you've just got to remember: just have fun and try your best.
This is an image of our Wooster Robotics team 44691X. We have from the left sophomore Hayden Frank, senior Orin Selby, freshman Sam Carroll, junior Tyler Strand-fox, and then our allied team. This picture was taken after we won the 2019 Pickerington Vex Tounoument. This ment so much to all of us because all the earily hours, and late nights had finnally paid off. This was everyones first win and a very happy and emotional time for all of us. we realized that day that it is nice to win, but Vex isnt about winning it is about the leaning, and the experiences and...
The most rewarding part of robotics is getting to invest in our younger teams. As a mainly female team, it's very amazing to have the opportunity to work with our middle school girls so that they feel confident in all of their future technological endeavors.
After eight weeks of my friend and I trying to accomplish our goal of a high hanging robot and having thoughts like "No!", or "We must do it this way or else our robot will malfunction." and "Great, we must start over again.' the feeling of triumph felt wonderful. It felt exceptional sharing the joyful moment with my friend. It was a wonderful change from coming every time hoping that today was the day we would finish and then leaving everyday wishing we could have the perfect robot. Today was the day.
What is my favorite part about robotics? Driving, programming, improvising, building. Well, every time I improve the parts of a robot after seeing what all the problems were, after focusing on making the perfect robot, a smile spreads across my face, a spark of happiness going through me, I think to myself “this is exceptional how much I’ve accomplished, it was a big difference from just a moment ago.” There is always something else I can improve while, thinking of how I could get more points, imagining and aiming to accomplish it.
Blood’s pumping, eyes watching, and hands configuring a piece. Piece goes in, pop! Concentration is key when connecting a beam. I'm so attentive that my eyes glare at a laptop screen, there wide open. The competition is soon and there's no time to waste. Now all that's left is to take a nice dose of excitement and a sigh of relief.
A giant smile spread across my face, as I jumped up down and then back up again. My heart was beating so fast that it felt like it would pop right out of my chest. I was very excited. In the photo I am stacking hubs as high as I can without them falling over as I thought “I can do this, I got this!” I was excited as I stacked higher and higher until every hub was stacked. As I thought to myself, “I did it!”