Every year the VEX National Robotics Championship is held at the Big Bang Science Fair. This takes place at the Birmingham NEC in March. Last year I attended as a VEXIQ superuser showing off my VEXIQ Skateboard, this year I have been asked to be a VEXIQ Judge under O2 who I work for. I have done judging a few times, and it is such a great experience, you get to meet some super cool kids who make the most impressive robots. It is also brilliant that my work (O2) support this, they really have a mission to help out kids.
So I have been asked by VEX Robotics to build 2 small robotics for Big Bang Science show at the NEC. The 2 robotics will be on stage as helpers. It’s a super fun idea, focus is reliability! The robots need telescopic arms to push buttons and be able to push out a bottle of water from their chests.
Here are 2 initial videos I did showing progression
I actually got to see the robots on stage and they worked perfectly!
What I enjoyed about this was trying to make VEX stuff look cool, it’s actually harder than it is with LEGO 🙂