Do you want to build a robot? But not just an ordinary robot but one that has an amazing look and feel to it – something that includes multiple motors and sensors with a cool remote control. VEX IQ kit is the answer! VEX IQ is a robotic platform created for STEM learning that enables you to build, customize and program your own robots. The kit includes plastic pieces that easily snap together and specifically designed for young hands. Also, the kit has provided simple step by step colorful instructions to guide you on how to build your first ever robot, so you don’t need any experience with robotics or coding when you start.
The VEX IQ super kit comes with 850+ pieces of construction components including cables and connectors where you can design on your own or try following the build options provided in the box. VEX parts that include the VEX IQ sensors which includes a color sensor, gyroscope and potentiometer helps students to build more advanced robots and also an opportunity to teach new tips and tricks in robotics. The included Smart motors and complete array of sensors provide momentous learning chances for middle-aged kids.
VEX Robotics is a robotics program being offered to grade school up to college students that teaches robotics, mechanical engineering, computer programming and also helps them develop problem-solving and computational thinking skills. But VEX IQ alone is designed for Grades 5 to 8 students who want to be challenged more with their coding and analytical skills.
Need to be challenged some more? Kids can also participate in robotics competitions. In fact, there are a number of robotics kits in the market, but what separates VEX kit from others is that it has its own international robotics competition. One of them is the VEX IQ competition where students are put together in a team to compete by designing and building a robot to play with other teams in a game-based engineering challenge. They recently introduced the 2020-2021 VEX IQ Challenge, Rise Above! Two robots compete in the Teamwork Challenge as an alliance in 60 second long teamwork matches, working collaboratively to score points. Check the video below to learn more!