The VEX V5 Speedbot is meant to get you comfortable working with the system as quickly as possible. Now that the build is finished, explore and see what it can do. Then answer these questions in your engineering notebook.
- What types of activities could this build be used for in real-world situations?
- What are the best features of this build?
- If you were tasked with designing a new version of this build, what would you add or remove from the build to improve its ability to push objects? Explain with details and sketches.
Possible answers include racing, maneuvering around objects, transportation and/or delivering items.
Possible answers could include balance/stability, speed, maneuverability, and the ability to overcome obstacles.
Answers for this question are dependent upon the first. If students are struggling, ask which specific parts they would add or remove to improve the build.