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Three New VEX Starter Bundles Now Available

Friday, December 12th, 2008

This time of year is very exciting for students and teachers as they ramp up for competitions in the new year. VEX Robotics has been a very popular choice in the Educational Robotics field and has recently expanded their product line!

The baseline kits have been upgraded to the Protobot Robot Kit, which is a versatile wheeled platform and make the perfect starting point for any competition. Around the Protobot three different starter bundles are offered, the Radio Controlled Starter Bundle, the Autonomous Control Starter Bundle, and the Dual Control Starter Bundle. These give students and teachers a headstart by providing all the essentials to get started building for their competitions no matter the type or control method. Trossen Robotics would like to wish all of those participating in this upcoming year’s competitions the best of luck!

Grant Imahara VEXplorer Robot Challenge

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

I’m sure most of you have already heard of Grant Imahara from Mythbusters on the Discovery channel. If you haven’t, please crawl out of the rock you’ve been hiding under for the past several years ;).  Did you also know that Grant is heavily involved in robotics and robotic competitions like FIRST? Well… now you do!

Anyways, enough intro. We just got word that Robot Magazine is teaming up with Grant Imahara, Revell, Innovation First, Inc. and SolidWorks Corporation for a really exciting competition. So of course we wanted to share this info with everyone here!

So, without further ado:



  Revell, Innovation First, Inc., Robot magazine and SolidWorks Corporation, with Grant Imahara, are pleased to announce the Grant Imahara VEXplorer Robot Challenge. Grant Imahara is one of the hosts of Discovery Channel’s hit television show Mythbusters. He is a special effects expert who has worked on some of the most famous robots in history, such as R2-D2 and The Energizer Bunny, and is the author of Kickin’ Bot, a book that explains how to build your own combat robot. This contest will give 25 robot enthusiasts a chance to compete for a $5,000 scholarship grand prize and various other prizes.

Winners will receive:

  • 1st Place: $ 5,000 college scholarship *
  • 2nd Place: $ 2,000 college scholarship *
  • 3rd prize (10): $200 gift certificates to

*Payable in the form of a 529 Qualified Tuition Plan.



For more information, check out BotMag’s Grant Imahara VEXplorer Robot Challenge page.

Interested in getting a VEXplorer or want more info on one? Check out the VEXplorer kit in the TR Catalog.