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!
For the full details please check out http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-39410855
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.
Anyway, I will do a full write-up of the event, once it happens 🙂 Please check out The Big Bang Fair.co.uk/
Trying out the VEXIQ stuff for building human moving vehicles. Very impressed with the power the motors give out. This is using only 2 brains / batteries powering 16 motors!
So I have been very lucky and been sent some VEX IQ Robotics sets including the HEXBUG 4-1 Set to have a play with. Here are a couple of videos I have done on VEX
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.