Go to Post Mind you... if your ball kicker has as much energy stored up as a trackball launcher, you ought to be able to kick balls up into the stands. - dtengineering [more]
Home
Go Back   Chief Delphi > Other > VEX
CD-Events   CD-Media   CD-Spy   FRC-Spy  
portal register members calendar search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read FAQ rules

 
Reply
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
  #1   Spotlight this post!  
Unread 01-14-2007, 03:36 PM
nonother's Avatar
nonother nonother is offline
Founder
FTC #3053 (Occam's Engineers)
Team Role: Alumni
 
Join Date: May 2006
Rookie Year: 2006
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 97
nonother will become famous soon enoughnonother will become famous soon enough
Science Olympiad Robots

I friend and I (both on FVC 3053) just competed in Robot Ramble for Science Olympiad. Ourselves included about a full 1/3 of the robots at the competition were made of Vex. Last year we were the only ones to have a Vex robot. The kit is definetly catching on.

I am contemplating bringing some FVC literature with me to the NJ State Science Olympiad tournament to spread the word

I was curious if anyone else here that does Science Olympiad has noticed the amount of Vex, and if so I urge them to spread the word!
Reply With Quote
  #2   Spotlight this post!  
Unread 01-20-2007, 03:19 PM
Dan Zollman's Avatar
Dan Zollman Dan Zollman is offline
7
FRC #1712 (Dawgma)
Team Role: Alumni
 
Join Date: May 2005
Rookie Year: 2005
Location: Ardmore, PA
Posts: 392
Dan Zollman has a reputation beyond reputeDan Zollman has a reputation beyond reputeDan Zollman has a reputation beyond reputeDan Zollman has a reputation beyond reputeDan Zollman has a reputation beyond reputeDan Zollman has a reputation beyond reputeDan Zollman has a reputation beyond reputeDan Zollman has a reputation beyond reputeDan Zollman has a reputation beyond reputeDan Zollman has a reputation beyond reputeDan Zollman has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Science Olympiad Robots

The number of Vex bots entered in the TSA (Technology Student Association) robotics competition is also growing.
__________________
Product design student at Rensselaer
Web designer/consultant
FIRST alum, Dawgma 1712

dan.zollman - at - gmail.com
Reply With Quote
  #3   Spotlight this post!  
Unread 03-10-2007, 11:55 PM
ManicMechanic ManicMechanic is offline
Registered User
AKA: Yolande
VRC #0438 (Metal Gear)
Team Role: Mentor
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Rookie Year: 2003
Location: CA
Posts: 208
ManicMechanic has a reputation beyond reputeManicMechanic has a reputation beyond reputeManicMechanic has a reputation beyond reputeManicMechanic has a reputation beyond reputeManicMechanic has a reputation beyond reputeManicMechanic has a reputation beyond reputeManicMechanic has a reputation beyond reputeManicMechanic has a reputation beyond reputeManicMechanic has a reputation beyond reputeManicMechanic has a reputation beyond reputeManicMechanic has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Science Olympiad Robots

We didn't see any other Vex bots (admittedly, only saw 2 others). The other teams put together robots with individual components. One team we talked to extensively spent about $500, plus about $400 of leftover parts from the previous year. Compared to this, the Vex kit is a bargain. We used a very simple robot built from the starter kit (no add-ons) with only one manipulator that placed second. So far, Robot Ramble hasn't been very popular at our Science Olympiad -- one year, only 3 of the 15 teams entered a robot at all.
Reply With Quote
  #4   Spotlight this post!  
Unread 03-24-2007, 07:56 PM
cire's Avatar
cire cire is offline
Alumni, Mentor, and Coach
AKA: Eric Diehr
FRC #1716 (Redbird Robotics)
Team Role: Engineer
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Rookie Year: 2003
Location: De Pere, WI
Posts: 183
cire is just really nicecire is just really nicecire is just really nicecire is just really nice
Send a message via MSN to cire
Re: Science Olympiad Robots

My senior year, (2006) I entered science olympiad for the first time and i built a bot for the robot ramble out of my vex kit. It was my 4th year participating in FIRST, my robot could pick up everything in less then a minute, i was worried about other schools doing it faster. Turns out I was the only robot to be able to even pick up everything without having problems - I was quite proud of myself!

Anyways, there were 2 other vex robots i believe, one was made from another FIRSTer from another team in town.
Reply With Quote
  #5   Spotlight this post!  
Unread 04-06-2007, 01:36 PM
Sislith Sislith is offline
Registered User
FRC #0229 (Division By Zero)
Team Role: Mentor
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Rookie Year: 2006
Location: New York
Posts: 11
Sislith is on a distinguished road
Re: Science Olympiad Robots

I personally think they rock. I built a vex sumo bot for Churchville-Chili's Sci. Olympiad team. Gold medal for our region. Beat every one else that they faced flat out, proving that vex rocks.
__________________
F.I.R.S.T. eats people!
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Are FIRST robots actually robots? EHaskins General Forum 39 12-14-2006 08:40 PM
Science in my yearbook.. Adam Y. General Forum 14 06-19-2004 06:15 PM
FYI: FIRST Robots at the NYC Hall of Science Rich Wong General Forum 9 07-11-2002 09:52 AM
Science fiction is becoming science fact Robby O Chit-Chat 0 05-16-2002 11:03 PM
science fair Greg Needel Chit-Chat 10 02-17-2002 01:12 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:52 PM.

The Chief Delphi Forums are sponsored by Innovation First International, Inc.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © Chief Delphi