Robot Mesh conducted V5 programming training for nearly 40 teachers in the last month, using Python, C++ and Blockly in Robot Mesh Studio.
Since the official V5 clawbots are not yet available, we built (or had the participants build) seven clawbots with V5 Brains, motors and Vision Sensors, combined with custom-cut EDR components to simulate the new V5 structural components.
Most of the participants used Blockly for programming their vision sensors. Here is a demo video. We will be publishing more information soon on the viability of Blockly as an alternative to Python or C++. Don’t write off visual programming for VRC.
The V5 motors are great. You’ll love them.
The hardware is all pre-production beta gear, by the way. The programming environment was Robot Mesh Studio production release for V5. You can try it today.