I have the opportunity to put together a purchase for bringing VEX to my highschool. This would be primarily classroom focused first, competition to happen after - maybe after the first year. This would become a central component for our grade 11 ‘Computer Engineering’ course.
I had been looking at buying 2 classroom V5 super kits bundles (12 total bots.) We also plan of building in-house an elevated platform for a competition field and storage beneath.
I’m looking for advice on what other purchases to propose. (Ex. Maybe competition kits vs classroom kits?) Or other tools, extra, parts that we also might need down the road for competition. I also don’t know what I should look at to start with in terms of game elements.
The second piece of advice is room layout. The room this is going into is a decent size, but it was an old lab where computers were on millwork on the two longest walls, and on an island. Another full wall is completely empty as it was a green screen wall. So I’m thinking storage against that wall. The computers will need to be rearrabged a little bit in order to allow groups of 2-3 to sit together, but laptops isn’t in the buget. I have seen other examples of room design scattered throughout forums, but I thought it was worth another ask for any new insight. Especially since I have a full 30+ feet of a blank wall.
I have so much learning to do on VEX, but like many things, the money is available now - not necessarily later.
Thank you in advance.