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 …


VEX IQ reverse- double 4 bar lift

Obstacle avoiding robot

Arduino Line Follower

A short Saturday side project I made this for fun on a Saturday morning. The parts I used were all from my recycle box, except for the digital line tracker sensor boards. If you want to make a similar project, it is quite easy and you can use almost any basic robot base. The code …


Different drive options

Programming IQ

The Next Level challenge also has a programming challenge part. I did a practice run on programming in the living room today.  I wrote a fairly simple little program for the Flex robot to go pick up a hub, deliver it on a little mat and return to the starting location. For fun I also …


Obstacle avoidance robot

This was my first Arduino project. As you probably can see from the photos, I still needed to learn a lot of things about building robots at that time. For instance, the lead acid battery I chose was the wrong kind of battery for Arduino and also too heavy. Anyway it worked and made me …


Improving Flex

The original Flex from the VEX IQ website. It is suggested as the best robot chassis to use for the 2018-2019 Vex IQ Next level Challenge. We built this robot from the instructions on the website, but found it lacking a some areas: 1: The hook design didn’t allow for the robot to lift itself …