Computational Programming and Engineering — Grade 7-12
Past workshops have shown that students become more engaged when working with
robots that have "walking structure" rather than just wheel-based ones.
You will learn how to build and program to automate a Quadruped, - a four-legged
robot. You will program to simulate various types of quadruped movements such as
walking, loping, trotting, and galloping.
Like other workshops, the course is filled with daily mini-projects and mini-contests,
and is taught using a structured engineering approach. What makes this workshop
different is that the "walking structure" requires far more careful planning and design.
Students are guided through scaffolding mini-projects which build up to a fun and
challenging contest or presentation to conclude our VEX Workshop week.
- Must enjoy challenging the mind and being creative.
- Must enjoy mathematics.
- Must enjoy analyzing intricate problems.
- Must be willing and able to work with others.
- High Proficiency in pre-algebra and middle school geometry.
- Hardware - VEX-IQ®
- Software - RobotC©
Student's own Engineering Journal Log Book.