In memory of Robert Felekey Grant: Continuing STEM & CS Education with VEX V5 -- Programming & Sensors

  • School Year: 2022-2023
  • Applicants: Michael Wilkosz, Lead Applicant
  • School: Hall High School
  • Subjects: Math, Science, Technology, Other (Engineering, Computer Science)

Students from Hall High School and the WHPS district are looking to up their competitive presence and autonomous programming performance with help from new sensors for their VEX V5 Robots. These students have new access to advanced sensors like the V5 GPS sensor which reads QR codes on the field to know a robots' location at all times which allows for advanced autonomous routines that can move to exact coordinates on the field; the Inertial Sensor which is an accelerometer that measures linear acceleration of a robot for effective and accurate navigation; the Vision Sensor for detecting up to 7 colors at once, including multi-colored objects; as well as Distance Sensors and Optical Sensors to measure ambient light, color, proximity and distance to an object, approximate object size and approach speed. With this new hardware, these Hall High School students will be joining over 50,000 students from across the world, on more than 20,000 teams from over 50 countries to participate in over 1,700 robotics events highlighting an exciting engineering challenge presented in the form of a game. Dubbed the world's greatest two minutes in robotics, this year's challenge a 'Spin Up' has students competing to design, fabricate, program, troubleshoot, and operate robots to score points through autonomous programming and driver control by launching flying discs into raised frisbee-golf like nets, moving rolling goals to the appropriate color, and by expanding their robots during the last moments of each match to cover as many field tiles as possible for added bonus points.

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