Nothing made me happier to see a BBC article about these 2 school girls. They have qualified to go to VEX Worlds next month which is held in the US to compete against 500 other teams from all over the world.
I have been lucky enough to meet these two (aged 8 and 9) a few times when I have been a VEX Judge. They are extremely talented bright kids for their age. Each time I have met them, they have walked away with an award!
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.
I have really enjoyed messing around with VEX and hope to continue using it. I have plans to do my usual and build something huge using VEX IQ and compare it to LEGO MINDSTORMS. It will be very interesting to see how it compares.