I am new to this forum and new to the world of Vex IQ.
As the Education Officer for my local Civil Air Patrol squadron, I am leading our teenage cadets into the world of robotics. I am comfortable with computers, building, radio control, etc. but this is my first experience with robot programming.
I have looked into some of the curriculum resources here and on the Vex IQ web page but still have questions.
First, is there a source of pre-written ModKit programs available from which I can learn and therefor teach? Also, the curriculum downloads that I find appear incomplete and not entirely helpful. Is there a source that I am overlooking?
Thank you. That is a good start! Why did you decide to go with RobotC rather than ModKit? ModKit appears to have a graphic interface and it is essentially free. It is my understanding that RobotC is fairly expensive - we just do not the the budget.
I think one of the things that is good about RobotC, is that as their skills grow.it allows our kids to migrate from the Graphical Interface to actual coding. We also use RobotC with our VRC teams for our older kids, so it allows us to have a better transition path as they move.
ROBOTC is free to download for everyone. To get it, all you need to do is create an account on the VEX Robotics website. Once you log in, on the left side of the “My Account” dashboard, there is a tab named “Software Downloads”. This contains links to download both MODKIT and ROBOTC, free of charge.