I am mentoring a team of 3rd graders from my son’s school. All of the kids and parents (including me) are new to Vex IQ. The students built the “Clutch” robot and are now wanting to program it. It looks like we should be using the VEXCode IQ Blocks software. I have installed it on my Mac and the kids are testing basic driving commands.
The team’s “Clutch” robot does not have any sensors (yet) including no gyro, but they were still able to define a drivetrain for the program.
The problem they are having is that “left” and “right” are reversed when we have the ports and drivetrain direction set up so that “forwards” and “backwards” are correct. Is anyone else having this problem?
Is the ball-claw side of the robot considered the “forward” direction and the cube-hook side of the robot considered the “backwards” direction?
Also, does the robot brain’s “driver” configuration affect how Blocks commands are interpreted? We have “Drive FWD” set to “Reverse” like how it says to do on page 47 of the instructions but I am assuming that only applies to manual driving?
If someone has created programs with a “clutch” robot without gyro sensor, I would appreciate it if you could please post your drivetrain settings. Thanks!