New Products - January 2021 (V5 Workcell)

I am happy to announce V5 Workcell!

VEX Robotics and the REC Foundation are bridging the gap between classroom and workforce while fueling Industry 4.0 technology and tomorrow’s innovators. VEX provides proven robotics technology, and REC Foundation created the Factory Automation Competition. Together we aim to improve Workforce Development Education and interest by providing a clear path for students to prepare for advanced manufacturing careers, help close manufacturing skills gaps for many employers, and prepare the manufacturing workforce for continual career development.

This kit is an introduction into the world of industrial robotics. We’ve developed a set of unique STEM Labs and educator resources that provide students with the opportunity to develop technical and problem-solving skills by designing and building a simulated manufacturing workcell with a five axis robot.

Nearly all products manufactured in the world today utilize some form of mechanization, many of which include robotic workcells. The V5 Workcell utilizes a robotic arm and conveyor system , which students build out of parts designed to work with the VEX V5 system.

V5 Workcell is available to pre-order on the US Store now. Availability will open for international stores in the coming weeks.

More information can be found here:

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It’s good to see vex attempting to bridge the gap between competition and industry. Cool stuff

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Are these parts legal for usage in VRC? Because like…

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Not sure. Kits will not ship until Q2, which will be around when the new game is released. I’d expect legality to be addressed in the 2021-2022 game manual.

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Wait, I just saw something.

LOW POWER MOTORS?!?!?!?!?!?

WHAT IS THIS?!?!?!?!

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Look closer, you may find more exciting parts.
edit: ok, you found them

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lol, I’m typing as fast as I can.

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What are these?

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What is this?

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Oh and these

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Think bigger Taran!

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Wireless motors, at last!

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https://kb.vex.com/hc/en-us/articles/360055893891-V5-Workcell-Kit-Storage-Bin-1-STEM-Labs-Hardware
https://kb.vex.com/hc/en-us/articles/360055893871-V5-Workcell-Kit-Storage-Bin-2-Electronics-and-Tools
https://kb.vex.com/hc/en-us/articles/360055475332-V5-Workcell-Kit-Storage-Bin-3-Competition-Hardware

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o.O

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I really think this deserves more than a “New Products” thread. Maybe “V5 getting totally revamped” would do this justice.

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Wait a minute. These have been a thing since last July at least.

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What is this? 21S without Jess?

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I’m I the only one freaking out about an electromagnet? This is amazing!!! No more stupid ratchets for locking mechanisms! Intense grappling power! New kind of launcher propulsion (think TP puncher)???
New ways to climb!
I love magnets!

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No, you’re not the only one.

I just REALLY hope these parts are sold separately. I’m not about to drop 2.5K on this kit, but I might spend the cash I just made on $GME on some electromagnets if they’re sold separately.

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Worst case scenario, we can petition them to sell them separately.

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This looks nice.

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here are links to the completely part list in each section of the kit:
https://kb.vex.com/hc/en-us/articles/360055893891-V5-Workcell-Kit-Storage-Bin-1-STEM-Labs-Hardware
https://kb.vex.com/hc/en-us/articles/360055893871-V5-Workcell-Kit-Storage-Bin-2-Electronics-and-Tools
https://kb.vex.com/hc/en-us/articles/360055475332-V5-Workcell-Kit-Storage-Bin-3-Competition-Hardware

I’m seeing most notably a v5 electromagnet, a new potentiometer, some funky new structure components, some rubber bumpers, some cool sideways conveyor tread chain links, and some other weird stuff that may or may not be vrc legal.

not seeing any

where are those listed?

Look in the contents lists: there are “normal” wattage, and “low wattage” motors listed.

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Right here, second link.

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