Foley High’s VEX Robotics Club participated in the L.A. Gumbo Festival at the Wharf on Saturday, October 4th. Jonathan Nguyen, Colin Gilliland, Josh Maliska, and DeAnna Lamascus did an awesome job of demonstrating the Clawbot and Tankbot.
Visitors at the Gumbo Festival at The Warf were amazed and fascinated by the technology displayed by VEX Robotics Club. Students showed them how the bots worked and how they made them. Many people of all ages came up to take a try, but the younger kids were the most excited about the robots.
Club member Josh Maliska said, “The children that came to our tent seemed to have enjoyed themselves.”
The Clawbot is one of the robots they build in Robotics I. It has a movable arm and a claw for grasping. The robot can be controlled with a remote control as well as programs written by the students. Robotics II students made the Tankbot. It is very similar to the Clawbot, except it has tank treads.
The bots are made to pick up a plastic ball and place the ball in a certain destination. They also make courses for the bots to test them.The VEX Robotics Club is currently working on a bot that picks up even bigger objects, such as big square blocks.
This bot may be a very exciting trend for future trips of The VEX Robotics Club!