VEX Robotics Alternate Builds are creative to build and fun to play with, but where do these designs come from? Have you ever noticed that many of the builds are largely based on vehicles and machines from the world around us? It’s true! First, we at HEXHUB showed you Real VS. Robotic: The Animals Behind the Toys, and Real VS. Robotic 2: More Animals Behind the Toys. These articles gave us great insight into the animal kingdom muses that inspired the HEXBUG engineers to make toys. Now it’s time to look at the machines and see how close our products resemble the genuine articles. Follow along below, these vehicles are about to take you on a wild ride (pun intended).
These automobiles are often used in high-speed racing. While most vehicles like this contain a single-engine, some dragsters featured lesser-made twin-engine models in the 1950’s and 1960’s.
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Helicopters are “rotocrafts”, machines that are sustained in flight due to lift made by rotary blades/wings. The first helicopter was designed in 1936, but they didn’t move into mass production until 1942!
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Do you know who Isaac Watt Boulton is? He was the winner of the first-ever pre-arranged automobile race in 1867. Since then, racing has been a staple sport in America and around the world.
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Designed for collecting material on other planets, rovers are the ultimate tool in scientific space exploration. Have you ever thought about how durable these robots are? Extreme temperatures, cosmic rays, and intense pressure are just a few of the obstacles they overcome on a daily basis.
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The average tank weighs in at a whopping 62 metric tons! Most modern-day tanks feature heavily armored exterior and a fully-rotating turret.
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There are three main classes for street bikes. “Lightweights” are your beginner rider. “Middleweight bikes” are mid-sized (and hold some presence in the world of racing) but “Superbikes” take the cake. Superbikes are most commonly used for high-speed and sport racing, they’re the largest, most agile, and the fastest type of street bikes!
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See all of the awesome VEX Robotics by HEXBUG kits and Alternate Builds at hexbug.com!