So, last week I was at the Big Bang Science Fair, I was asked to be a judge for the VEX Robotics National Championship 🙂
I also managed to get VEX the VEX Tank ready to ship it to the US for VEX WORLDS, build-wise, it’s complete, software wise, it’s not 🙁
My flights have been booked for VEX WORLD for next month, so full speed ahead to finish the software! Anyone know ROS?
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/
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 🙂