Robot-HQ-News

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

VEX EDR Bots

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 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 […]

VEX EDR Ball puncher

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 […]

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!