On Saturday the 19th of September at 0840. 5 nervous students (with their parents) met on the side street in Kensington. A large futuristic building was towering over them. As we walked inside Pembroke's new science building, we were greeted with the best resources that a private school could provide. A buzz of excitement grew … Continue reading 1st Tournament of 2020
Are you getting frustrated with the inconsistent performance of your autonomous program for VEX IQ? A couple of weeks ago, one of my competition teams spent 3 hours going through the pain of tweaking their autonomous program to get three basic goals in the "Rise Above" competition. They made the following observations: When it was … Continue reading Autonomous inconsistency!
I am so excited about the new VEX IQ Challenge - Rise Above. https://youtu.be/wWHifxhOcuc If you are new to Vex IQ competitions it can be a little daunting with the number of rules and trying to identify how to approach the game. Don’t worry, I will give you some pointers and tips along the way. … Continue reading VEX IQ Challenge – Rise above
Vex Robotics has recently released an online Virtual Reality platform to continue developing your VEXcode programming skills whilst you are learning from home. VEXcode VR uses block based coding environment powered by Scratch Blocks, so it is a great introductory platform. https://youtu.be/t1PhyhCeRAg This is really cool, because as you create programs that you can test them … Continue reading Vex VR Robotics @ home
Next weekend I will be presenting a robotics workshop to a keen group of 5 to 8 year olds from the Gifted and Talented Children's Association of South Australia. The event organiser asked if I could explain some of the differences between the products available to the parents. Essentially, why did I choose Vex? In … Continue reading Why I chose Vex Robotics.
The Vex IQ lab, “The Tallest Tower”, is a fabulous introductory workshop that helps students become familiar with the Vex components and the iterative design process that they will be encouraged to deploy throughout the Vex program and future careers. In this lab, the students will first build a platform that will bump around and … Continue reading Vex IQ Lab – The Tallest Tower
Vex IQ STEM labs is a tool that provides students with the opportunity to have a hands-on STEM learning experience, creating something with technology. This fun, interactive and scalable solution providing students with opportunities to feel the success that comes with imaginative design, problem solving and creation. Studies in robotics involves all facets of STEM … Continue reading Looking for a cost effective, STEM learning solution for your school?
The annual competition brings Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to life by tasking teams of students with designing and building a robot to compete against other teams in a game-based engineering challenge. The South Australian Minister for Education acknowledges the importance of Integrated STEM educational programs by sponsoring the national championships here in Adelaide … Continue reading 2019 Vex National Competition in Adelaide