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.
My favorite parts of robotics are building and programming. Building and programming are like puzzles in some ways, because you really do not know what you will make until the end. You need lots of creativity to build a robot. I like programming because it ties the entire robot together. Although it is challenging, it can be rewarding for your teammates to complete an autonomous program or a driving program. Building and programming both need critical thinking, concentration and time. The key to robotics is to be ready to try again with new ideas.
This is a picture with several elements within it. The foreground is our Turning Point robot getting ready to put a cap on a pipe. As a team, we put lots of hard work into this robot, so to watch it work effectively is a moment of joy and pride for all of the team members. In the background, firstly, there are several cones from last year's game, In the Zone. The cones represent what we have learned from previous years and how we are able to translate our knowledge gained in our last (rookie) season towards our current robot.
We are so dedicated to completing our robot before our next competion. We took it home over the weekend to get some work done. As you can see from the photo our builders our hard at work and our writer is recording everything done. Though we do not have to do this we are because we enjoy woking with each other and love the thrill of engineering.
This photo cannot even begin to captivate our great work ethic and our strong bond we have between teammates. In this photo (from left to right) Makala, Kiana, and Liam are working on our robot and documenting what we are doing. We are taking are robot apart so we can better our intake and make it so our linear puncher can shoot at different angles.
Little two-year-old Elise, always curious about robots, climbed into my lap during a VEX robotics meeting. I told her the names of the parts on the robot as she pointed to them. Our team loves to teach the next generation about robotics and spread the message of STEM! #GirlPowered #NextGenRobots