VEX EDR is a STEM/Robotics platform aimed at the education market and specifically for high school students (and up). It is easy to use in a classroom environment and the kits come with easy to organize toolboxes and lots of instructional media. It is on the expensive side, but comes with great support from the parent company in the USA. VEX also hosts the biggest robotics competitions on the planet, this alone is great motivation for students.
I had to come up with a demo robot for Tower Takeover fairly quickly last week, so I modified a cap flipper / lifter I built for last season with a grabber wide enough for two cubes. I don’t think it will be a game winner, but I do think […]
I had to design some bots for display at a competition. Not real competition bots, but based on what is required for the Turning Point Competition. The first design is the Ball Puncher featured earlier and the second one is a Cap Flipper and Lift. Since the first post, the […]
My first go at building a robot with EDR. The current EDR competition is Turning Point and one way to score points is to shoot at flags with balls. So of course I started by designing a ball puncher and a mechanism to feed it with balls. One of the […]