I run little side competitions here as something for roboteers to do once their season ends. They have generated the famous Octo-claw. And we’ve even done lunar Lander builds.
Now since over 1/2 of us are out of the race, I’d like to try this.
With support of @DanMantz I use these Mia kits for my Women in STEM days.
(You can buy your own for about $10 and some more for shipping)
One of the things that I do is challenge the women building Mia to make her go faster and farther (We have “Most Mia” awards to hand out)
I build a 2x30 track and the Mia that goes farthest is the winner. 30’ on a rubber band is pretty cool.
It’s a quick mind issue, most of them go for more and bigger rubber bands. I do have other parts (gears, arms, etc).
So given the constraints of:
- VEXIQ components
- No electronics
- You need to build your Mia, and then take it apart and add your upgrades. You have 58 minutes, because the last two is your Mia distance run.
– Be aware of your time, some of you are ninja builders ( and I’m not looking at @Noah here) so cut these elementary school builders some slack.
- Post your best pictures. I’ll build the top two (fan favorite) robots and match them up at my next Women in STEM event on 29 April.
Winner gets $100 in VEX parts (and yes, I’ll cough up the $30 in shipping)
Your deadline is 19 April to make sure I can order your parts.