Vex Robotics Worlds
What is it?
Vex Robotics is an international robotics competition. In it, teams compete to complete challenges that change each year. In 2016, my team -- Parallax 8900 -- made it to worlds. The rules are fairly complicated, but as a simple explanation, the object of this game is to get the balls in the net.
What was the process?
We spent the entire school year and some of us our summers building and programming these robots. It was month after month of competitions and redesigns. Even as I write this, I have another competition tomorrow.
What did I learn?
My team scored in the top two percent of all teams in the world. The experience was invaluable, and we hope to do even better next year.