Robot Construction: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly


Janeal Tyler, Computer Science Teacher

The Robotics Seminar class has been hard at work building their first VEX Speedbot.  However, as the title of this article has hinted at we ran into a few snags.  We were gifted some leftover VEX kits from another school to help us launch our first robotics class but we didn’t realize these kits were “outdated” based on the new build instructions from the company.  Students started building and we were missing parts! Some of these parts I was able to make with the help of some angle aluminum from Home Depot and a drill.  Other parts weren’t as easy to replace.  This didn’t stop the amazing students of Robotics Seminar! They put their heads together and started adapting brackets to customize their robots and get them built.  Here are some pictures of them troubleshooting and working through engineering problems to get their robots completed.


If you would like to learn more about this unit please read “RS – Unit 4 VEX Robo Rally”


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