What is Robotics?
VEX Robotics allows students to build and design robots each year in order to accomplish a specific task. Students are encouraged to work as a team as they come up with creative solutions while problem solving those designed tasks. Robot builds MUST be designed and built by the students. Parents and teachers may assist, but they are not meant to take over the build. The robots must be made from VEX parts and are controlled with a remote. Students are encouraged to keep a journal during their build as this is part of the competition as well. A practice field is set up in the Engineering room (Woods) and may be used during FLEX Time.
Competitions are held locally at middle and highschool acsross the county each month. Students will have the opportunity to qualify for State and National competitions by winning locally.
When does this club meet?
Robotics participants will be able to come work during FLEXtime and before school any day. Check with Mr. Woods on the specific day for FLEX.
Competition dates (all subject to change):
October 23rd, November 13th, December 11th, January 22nd, February 5th
Other Club Information:
For the Fall 2021, there will be a club fee around $200 per student. The fee will cover the cost for VEX robot parts, Lakeside VEX T-shirts and the competition registration fees.
**This club will start meeting in September. Please check back for more information.
2020 Rise Above VEX Competition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWHifxhOcuc&t=11s
Basic Information on VEX: https://www.vexrobotics.com/iq
Videos on robot builds for Rise Above: