Robotics 1

TPSF Summer Academy

Week 3 News

This week, we took a break from playing Next Level to learn more about lifts and how they work. Our brave students disassembled the Flex robots they built in order to build new lifts and code their chassis. We were challenged to figure out how to make four different lifts by looking at a photo. The final step was to make a "how to" video including the pros and cons of each build. Another thing we worked on this week was coding our chassis to complete different tasks. We developed plows and changed them depending on how many hubs we needed to move. Next week we will put all that knowledge to use preparing for the showcase.

Learning Showcase Reminder

Please join us to celebrate the learning and showcase our hard work on Thursday, July 12 at 11 am in the Orchard Hills Gym.


The schedule will be:

11:00 am to 11:15 am Opening Ceremony

11:15 am to 11:30 Debut of New Robotics Games, Drone Obstacle Course, and winner of best YouTube video tutorial

11:30 am to 12 pm


  • 1.0 VEX IQ Next Level Scrimmage in Gym
  • 1.5 Visit Classroom to watch Showcase videos
  • 2.0 VEX Turning Point Scrimmage in Gym
  • Drone Races and Coding Challenge in Gym


12 pm to 12:30 Clean Up and End of Summer Academy


Hope to see you there!