I have been using
Modkit for VEX for a couple of years and I just recently saw VEXCode Blocks. What’s the official word? Is Modkit going away and I should adopt VEXCode Blocks?
We haven’t started programming this season yet, so I want to figure out which way I should go.
Also, anyone who has made the switch? Any advice and gotchas?
October 20, 2019, 4:24pm
@tfriez had a great answer to a similar question:
VEXcode IQ Blocks is the new
official free software from VEX Robotics for beginning users with the IQ platform. VEXcode IQ Blocks contains built-in help, built-in tutorial videos, and a number of example projects to help you get started.
Also, the free STEM Labs available at
education.vex.com are all aligned to VEXcode IQ Blocks to help guide new users in the programming of their IQ robots.
We are continually adding more example, tutorials, and STEM Labs to make it easier for new users to get started.
VEXcode IQ Blocks is available on Windows, Mac, Chromebooks, and iPads - with Android support coming soon.
One thing to note, Modkit for VEX is no longer available for download.
October 23, 2019, 6:44pm
Thanks for the info. My tech department is planning for an OS upgrade in my computer lab and I’m trying to get all the details that they need for software downloads for computer imaging.
Previously, we had to have the VEX OS, ModKit for VEX, and ModKit Link to use with the VEX IQ robots. The only things I can find for download on the site now is the VEX OS and VEXcode. Is there a new software that is needed that is similar to ModKit Link or is it combined with the VEXcode? Thanks!
October 23, 2019, 7:35pm
VEXcode IQ Blocks is one single package for everything (Programming & Downloading), it’s one reason that I really liked migrating from ModKit to VEXcode IQ Blocks.
Other reasons include native Chromebook compatibility, updated Scratch interface, consistency between programming IQ & v5 (allowing for better transitions), it’s used in the
VEX IQ STEM Labs, etc
October 22, 2020, 7:35pm
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