Have a very Merry VEX Holiday!

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house

Not a creature was stirring, not even a robot mouse;

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,

In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;

The roboteers were nestled all snug in their beds,

While visions of winch kits danced in their heads;

And mamma in her 'kerchief, and I in my cap,

Had just settled down for a long winter’s nap,

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,

I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.

Away to the window I flew like a flash,

Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,

But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer,

With two little drivers, so lively and quick,

I wondered for a moment who, I was expecting St. Nick.

More rapid than the VEXMen his coursers they came,

And they whistled, and they shouted, and called them by name;

"Now, Karthik! now, JVN! now, Rick TYLer and Brad!

On, Quazar! on Sean! on, MarkO and Ricky!

To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!

Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!"

As Round Up rings that before the wild hurricane fly,

When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky,

So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,

With the sleigh full of robots, and the two men too.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof

The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.

As I drew in my head, and was turning around,

Down the chimney Paul C and Jason came in with a bound.

They dressed all in black Vex wear, from head to their tips,

Their clothing all greasy from hours building kits;

A bundle of parts they had flung on their backs,

And new VEX challenges and awards filled other sacks.

They spoke not a word, but went straight to their work,

And filled all the stockings; then turned with a jerk,

There were parts of all shapes, motors of all sizes,

Even a turntable as the biggest of suprises;

And laying their fingers aside of their nose,

And giving a nod, up the chimney they rose;

They sprang to the sleigh, Jason gave a whistle,

And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.

But I heard Paul exclaim, 'ere he drove out of sight,

“Happy VEXmas to all, and to all a good-night.”

Thanks and Happy Holiday to the VEXRobotics and RECF teams and to all of you.!

Merry Christmas to you too Foster!
you should have that in other languages too :stuck_out_tongue:
vex is pretty much global now!

I’m not up to translating that whole, brilliant poem, but how about:

Merry Christmas (or Happy Christmas)
Feliz Navidad
聖誕節同新年快樂 (Gun Tso Sun Tan’Gung Haw Sun) (I think!)
聖誕快樂 新年快樂 (Kung His Hsin Nien bing Chu Shen Tan)
Nollaig chridheil agus Bliadhna mhath ùr
Frohe Weihnachte
शुभ क्रिसमस
Selamat hari natal dan tahun baru
QISmaS botIvjaj ‘ej DIS chu’ botIvjaj (Klingon!)
Selamat Hari Natal
Mele Kalikimaka
Glæd Geol
A Blythe Yule

… and in California, it’s “Have a gnarly Christmas, dude.”

Merry Christmas to all! Love the poem! And also, in Northern Wisconsin/U.P. it’s:
Merry Christmas, there eh!

Oh, how FUN! Thank you Foster, the VEX Team and all of the members of this forum who have helped me learn more about robotics so that I can be better prepared to start teaching it to my high school students on Jan. 4th of the New Year.

And, OH! I mustn’t forget! Thank you, STEM Santa for the early Christmas gift.

Merry Christmas and Wishing everyone a Happy and Prosperous New VEX/STEM Year!


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P.S. Thanks, Foster, for another smile on a special day

Thanks to STEM SANTA~~~

The day after Christmas, I went to school and retrieved the crippled and broken little creature. I have been studying Vex Robotics for many weeks, and the special STEM Santa wish was based on bringing this creature back to life.

These are a few pictures that I just took of the transformation of what I discovered to be a ProtoBot, built by one student and all by himself. From what I understand, the kit was handed to him, and I think he did a great job since he knew nothing about Robotics.

From Beast to now Little Jewel (my cats love the new critter), here are some pictures taken in the kitchen with quite some attention from Simba and the blind kitty that my son rescued.





Needless to say, STEM Santa gave me and my students a joyous and wonderful learning experience.

What a wonderful Christmas gift to receive!

Little Jewel and the family are elated!

My students will receive the thrill of this special gift starting the first day of school on Jan. 4th. I will definitely have the wires tidied up by then.

Thanks, again, STEM Santa!!! And Thank You VEX Robotics and the Forum Members!

Indeed, a fantastic start to a Wonderful New Year and a New Venture in Our Lives!!!