In the image, we see the V5 and joystick, which both have displays. We also see the motors, what appears to be a new claw kit, and something on the left side of the robot which could be a sensor transmitter.
Personally, I’m excited for the new system.
What are your thoughts?
new controller with display looks good, hopefully those new motors are better as well. I hope the new controller can stream FPV from the robot, it would be a useless feature, but it would still be pretty cool.
That pricing is not for what you think it is. We are reformulating every kit based on what we have learned from the classroom teachers and competition teams usage over the last 7 years.
The kit pricing will be VERY similar to what the Cortex kit pricing is with better features and enhanced robustness.
Additionally, the individual controller and brain pricing will be lower than Cortex and the Joystick today.
We will still be selling every current Cortex compatible part and Cortex systems for the foreseeable future. However, the motors, controller, vision sensor, robot radio, and battery will not be backwards compatible with the Cortex system.
Every current sensor, except the flashlight, will be compatible with V5. The 393 (and 269) motor and the servo will work for limited power applications in the classroom, but will not be recommended for competition use.
We are very excited to fully reveal this product at CES next week.
then what is the $1200 about? is it just the new cortex and some fancy motors? or the clawbot kit? or is that price tag not accurate? Im just wondering how much we will really have to spend on a new kit.
V5 Motor - not to exceed $35
V5 Vision Sensor - not to exceed $70
V5 Brain - not to exceed $200
V5 Controller - not to exceed $100 (no need for batteries or radio as they are built in)
V5 battery - not to exceed $50 (LiFe design at 13.2V)
I will have Dillon start another thread to get some of your input on what you think should be in the competition kits as we value our community’s input and opinions.
PS - Mike, we will be demoing all of V5 and VEX Coding Studio at CES. Come by and say hello.