August 31, 2016, 7:27pm
We are excited to announce that the software that is required to program robot hardware is finally included with every VEX IQ and VEX EDR kit at no extra charge!
Current VEX users can now download their no-cost version of
ROBOTC 4.x and Modkit for VEX directly from the VEX Robotics website.
Follow these steps to download your software:
Login to your
www.vexrobotics.com account. If you don’t have an account, create one at https://www.vexrobotics.com/customer/account/create/
Navigate to Software Downloads under “My Account” on the left side of your Account Dashboard.
Choose your desired software and follow the download and installation instructions.
September 1, 2016, 5:47am
Is this available with authorized resellers like Robomesh?
You only need to make an account on
vexrobotics.com to download the software. No purchase required.
September 1, 2016, 7:52am
As someone who paid for a RobotC license, how does this affect me?
You can now install ROBOTC on all your computers. Students can have a copy at home and you can install a copy on every lab computer.
Is VEX acquiring Robomatter?
We just bought a set of robotc licenses last week for the Starstruck season and began to use them, is it possible for us to get a refund on the licenses so that we can use the free download instead?
meanwhile my team is using PROS
I really prefer the support and debugging tools that come with using ROBOTC.
September 1, 2016, 7:51pm
What if I bought a 1-year license?
Well it would be free now for you to keep using it and install on as many computers as you would like.
This is fully licensed software?
You also work for them
VEX is our benevolent overlord. How dare you suggest that there could be any reason why RobotC for VEX would now be free other than that VEX simply wants to spread love, kindness, and rainbows throughout the world to all of its paying customers.
Debugging is definitely a huge advantage. And there’s also RVW for anyone willing to fork over that cash, and probably more people will be willing to since ROBOTC is free now. But a disadvantage to ROBOTC is it that it’s only on Windows, I hate using Windows.
September 2, 2016, 9:17am
Probably not, instead the price of any kit/bundle with a cortex or IQ brain is up by $30 to pay for the “free” software.
Oh, there it is. The vexnet system bundle is still $300 at least
It’s a rumor I’ve been sitting on for a few months… I didn’t want to blow it, but this seems to be the outcome.
I emailed Robomatter Sales and managed to get a refund for it, so it’s possible.
RIP best reason to use pros