Building Robots at School

June 24, 2009

VEX Workshop: Manipulators and Mechanisms

Filed under: Uncategorized — dtengineering @ 10:20 pm

This is another case where I don’t need to write too much, as it makes more sense to direct people to some superb resources.

A powerpoint presentation that I often use to describe various lifting mechanisms to new members of our robotics team is available at:

Another presentation that goes a bit more into the various mechanisms that can be used to collect and manipulate game pieces is at:

While the robots discussed in these presentations are for the FIRST Robotics Competition, and therefore much larger than a VEX robot, the principles are the same.  In fact I highly recommend taking a look through the various files available from FIRST at


1 Comment »

  1. I do trust all the concepts you have presented in
    your post. They’re very convincing and will certainly work.
    Still, the posts are very quick for beginners.
    May you please extend them a little from subsequent time?
    Thanks for the post.

    Comment by builder in medway — February 15, 2014 @ 5:31 am | Reply

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