How do you store your VEX kits to keep them separate, yet mobile? This post is ARCHIVED, meaning links may or may not work, and it may not scale well on a mobile device as it was written a while ago.



I’m going on my third year here at Cal Poly Pomona in sunny California and I’ve seen the greatest implementation of storage yet. This container is called the Fat Max and is made by Stanley. Each container holds exactly one PLTW Vex kit. The three smaller containers in the bottom are sold separately, and this costs about $120.00 each when all is said and done!

It’s a available at Home Depot for about $80.00, part: Stanley 020800R 4-in-1 Mobile Work Station. The three totes inside are sold at Home Depot as well and hold the small parts like the hardware and the sensors. Thanks for the great idea Joe!

It’s not ruggedized, but for storage and portability it’ll be hard to beat. Each team of students has this box at the end of their workbench, and they can fold it and put it underneath at the end of the day. Closes and opens very easily and has a handle to wheel it away like a suitcase. I’d like to see what happens if you try to bring this puppy on a plane as a carry on… See you in the TSA nudie booth!

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