Coming Soon: VEXcode VR

To support educators and students impacted by COVID-19, we are currently adjusting our roadmaps and working very hard to provide the robotics community with an option for students to continue learning Robotics and Computer Science from home.

Announcing VEXcode VR - Learn Computer Science at home without a robot using VEXcode VR. Code your Virtual Robot using a block based coding environment powered by Scratch Blocks. VEXcode is the same programming environment used for VEX’s 123, GO, IQ and V5 robots. Get a head start on STEM learning, or continue your STEM journey with VEXcode VR.

VEXcodeVR

The above image is from an early development version of VEXcode VR. VEXcode VR will work directly from your desktop or tablet browser - no installation needed.

Preview version launching by early April - activities and challenges will be available to support educators using VEXcode VR with their remote classrooms. VEXcode VR is an example of how VEX Robotics is rapidly moving to provide an option for our community of teachers, mentors, parents, and students in these difficult times.

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Does this support text or just drag and drop?

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Text will be integrated into the VEXcode Blocks interface over the coming months for VEXcode 2.0. Once that occurs, it will support text-based programming as well (Python initially)

VEXcode Text 1

VEXcode Text 2

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^^^^ This is the content I’m here for!

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this looks cool, it would be cool if you could eventually compete using VR googles

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Will Pros have a similar function as well?

it’s not planned currently

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Thank you!

Lots of teams without robots now…

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Are you able to customize the robot in the tab?

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I had a completely different idea of what this was when I saw “VR” in the title

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deceptive marketing
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VR Definition

Their form of physical or real way of interaction is being able to code it. Doesn’t have to be a VR headset.

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This might be a stupid question but will Vexcode 2.0 support c++?

Is there a projected timeline on when vexcode 2.0 will be available?

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This is a huge positive for those of us that are now going from a classroom full of VEXEDR to teaching online.

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Will there be preset robots that we can use? It would be a pain to create an entire robot virtually.

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Initial Plans…

VEXcode VR will have Pre-build, pre-configured robots. No editable robots are planned initially.

VEXcode 2.0 is planned for Spring as of now, but we’ve redirected the VEXcode team to getting VR out ASAP.

C++ and Python will be supported for V5 in the text mode - both for code viewing and code editing.

C++ will be supported for IQ in the text mode.

“VEXcode Blocks” will be rebranded to VEXcode 2.0
“VEXcode Text” will be rebranded to VEXcode Pro.

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Sweet! Can’t wait. Looking forward to using this.

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Thank you for all you are doing to help in this time!!

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