Robot HQ

Limit Switches for your Lift

I looked around on YouTube for easy solutions to my lift problem: If I wasn’t careful, the lift would go past it’s usable range and break something like a linkage or a gear would pop out. Clearly I needed to add some limit switches to turn off the motor once it reached the upper and …


New Software from VEX

VEX has recently released beta versions of software that they want to use to replace RobotC, VEX Coding Studio, Modkit and all the others. The new suites are all called: VEXcode, but there will be different versions of VEXcode for IQ and EDR V5, also each will have a Blocks version and a text version. …


First idea for Tower Takeover

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 it is a good start …


VEX EDR V5 Vision Sensor

WALL-E

New project – Making a VEX brother for WALL-E We’re doing obstacle avoiding robots in class now, so I made a tank tread base. I soon saw it looked like this little robot’s wheels. Then I got an idea, the normal obstacle avoiding robots are so boring, let’s give this one personality. I’ll call it …


My students’ first competition!

These kids only started with robotics three months ago and they have only one class per week: I haven’t counted exactly, but it amounts to about 15 hours of training. The competition was at the World Trade Center in Taipei. Have a look, they did pretty well, I’m so proud of them!


VEX EDR Ball puncher

Unboxing the all new VEX EDR V5

SYDT, the importers and re-sellers of VEX  in Taiwan sent me this V5 to evaluate and build a robot. I’ll keep you updated on the robot, but here is the first glimpse of the awsome new V5!


Making of 4BDR (Four Bar Double Reverse)