I hope they put it wiki form - better yet, to use the vexwiki.org that is operational.
We can probably make it into a wiki
I would just add it to VEXwiki.org I understand using the google document as a staging and refinement area, but for it to be useful long term I do not see any reason it would not be transcribe into the wiki.
Your guides are great!
It was very easy to read at the beginning, but I got a little bit lost in the second half, when it got to differential drives with steering and linear lifts…
Are you sure it was an “intro” for an average “beginner” student 10 years ago?
yup - best and brightest get started on such “beginner” guides
Thanks! Should I start feeling dumb?
There, I fixed it for you, @lacsap
Of course, not!
I don’t think you are being serious about that, but regardless we could teach you all those things.
Or better yet, following the principles of the student-centered active learning process, we could help you learn all those things yourself, while you are actively working on the @MasterCole’s project, adapting excellent @ManicMechanic guides into the V5 environment.
VRC robot design concept has evolved over the last 10 years, from exploring various cool designs mimicking “real life” cars, like back axle differentials and Ackermann steering, into simpler, but more optimized designs, that are trying to squeeze maximum performance out of VRC legal parts.
For example, a 15 lbs robot could move just fine on a two V5 motor drivetrain, but anybody who wants to be competitive, will not consider anything less than four motors, because of the heavy defense you are expected to play.
I am always delighted when I face the unexpected from teams - it is an awesome experience.
Startled might not be the right word… wonder might be better - as it is a wonderful experience for teams to experience true wonder as to what may be.
This is exactly what I was looking for! Thank you for sharing. I am just starting a class using VEX V5 EDR Robots . This page provides alot of great resources!!
I am a VEX newbie and would find something like this VERY useful :-). Thank you for initiating. I have the V5 kits and surprised that there isn’t a better “getting started” guide on the VEX site.
certifications.vex.com - will be updated for VEXcode V5 by end of September.
This is a common concern for new educators.
Also, look at RoboticsEducation.org for information for competition teams…
Thank you so much!! Will check these out!
you are welcome - also look at the Autodesk curriculum from the VEX Legacy system:
Glad you found something useful. For a beginner, I would highly recommend Dave Kelly’s Simple Robotics site. If you explore all the tabs, I think you’ll get a good overview of important principles, including programming.
Unfortunately (for everyone but my club members), I put my own guides at the top of the list, partly from ego, but mostly because all of my club’s equipment is PIC. When we started, everyone else was unloading PIC for cortex, and we got free donations from several sources – we probably have > 10 PIC microcontrollers, as well as an abundance of 2009 vintage metal: steel L-channel and short chassis rails (which no one uses any more). We’re still running a robotics program on < $200/year.
I can help with the project.
Please add/share/link/etc. to me as well. I’m brand new to this, and can use anything I can get.
I can help with the project.
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