Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
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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.


Teamwork makes dream work.

Here at Hamilton Heights Robotics we believe that the only way to accomplish anything we need is through TEAMWORK. One person can start a spark, but a team can start a fire! It has help us a ton this season, and will never fail us! We are Team 214D Vex IQ(as seen here in the photo.) 

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Power Struggle


The best part of VEX Turning Point is teams competing against people with different skill levels. It is interesting to watch new teams perform better than expected against the established teams. While at the same time, experienced teams get caught unprepared and not perform to their full potential. This photo demonstrates different drivers with different approaches and skill levels fighting in the same arena.

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Cato Masterminds Website


I like to program the Cato Masteminds's website because there are so many things you could do with this. For example, there are different way you could design the website and there are so many different ways you could make the website look. Plus, in the end, you could be proud of yourself and admire the website that you had just created and there is so much credit you could get. In conclusion, that is why programming the website is my favorite thing to do in robotics.

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Collaboration Station

One of, if not the most, important aspect of VEX is teamwork. It truly takes a village and this photo perfectly shows how success is brought about by the efforts of many. It is through the ideas, support ,and knowledge of others, that we grow. No one is left behind, even in the most stressful situations (competitions) we work together. This photo captures the reality of competitions, people racing against the clock and working with one another. Everyone on a VEX team has a job, a purpose, and a responsibility.

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The Heart of a Robot


It always amazes me how nothing moves without those little boxes and the gears inside of them. Everyone knows robots have a brain, and the design that goes into them is their soul, but motors (even the basic 393 ones), are the heart of a robot.

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Journey: The journey of VEX IQ robotics is one of personal growth and communal growth. That is my favorite part of being on a team. The journey of starting with parts and an idea. Of failing, but not quitting. Of reengineering and trouble shooting. The journey of bonding with teammates. Of overcoming personality differences to work as a team. The journey of realizing that in order for you to win, you must build up the other teams too. Of knowing that together, we grow. The journey of ideas blooming and community’s bonding.

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Photography Online Challenge

Robotic is a lot of work, but it is also tons of fun!  2316 teams had an unofficial, just for fun challenge, making the tallest tower of game elements.  This picture portrays the winner who could stack all the elements.  Love robotics!

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We Love It!


We love VEX and can't wait to make friends with our competitors!

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Center Parked?

This picture is the essence of robotics in Bakersfield, capturing the two referees scoring during a qualifying match. Are both robots center parked, or are they only alliance parked?

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My Trombone

I am featured in this photograph holding my Trombone. This Trombone was my dads when he was my age.

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