Robot-HQ-News

23 posts

New Robot – 101

I finally got to build a new robot. I named it 101, after the famously tall skyscraper in Taipei. As we discovered in the previous posts, the Flex robot (even after improvements) couldn’t reach high enough to pick up the bonus hubs. This wasted precious time, knocking the hub off the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]