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 …

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


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)