VEXcode IQ Blocks Version 1.0.9 Release

We are happy to release version 1.0.9 of VEXcode IQ Blocks. It can be downloaded here:

New Features in this release:

  • Updated Chinese translations.
  • Adjusted Android Google Play Store entry from allowing VEXcode IQ Blocks from being loaded on unsupported devices (non-Tablets)
  • Support for VEX IQ Firmware version 2.1.5 (released on February 12th, 2020)

Bug Fixes:

  • Resolved an issue where the Drivetrain device was generating incorrect code for the “wheelbase” and “track width” parameters
  • Resolved an issue where My Blocks may not have been able to reference other My Blocks.
  • Included an updated VEX Vision Utility to resolve issues when selecting a color region. Users can now drag in any direction when selecting the desired color region.
  • Resolved an issue where the “Enable”/”Disable” parameters for the “Controller Enable/Disable” block were inverted
  • Resolved an issue where users could enter a gear ratio of zero which would generate a compiler error
  • Added missing “Accurate Turns” example project
  • Resolved an issue where Gyro Sensors could not be calibrated for 4 seconds
  • Updated numerous example projects and templates to set code and device parameters to correct values.

Known Issues:

  • Blocks do not automatically update when device / direction names change in the Devices window
  • Share functionality is not yet supported on iPad/Android
  • Recent Projects is not yet supported on ChromeOS
  • Projects will not download on iPad/Android if a VEX IQ Controller with a Smart Radio installed is actively linked to a VEX IQ Brain
  • Tutorial videos cannot be played in “full screen” mode on ChromeOS
  • When installing on Windows 7, you may receive a warning about unsigned VEX IQ drivers. Users will need to select “Install this driver software anyways” to proceed
  • Interacting with notes on iOS devices may cause problems with responsiveness. If the workspace is not responsive after interacting with notes, select a Category from the Toolbox to restore the workspace
  • Using the “Share” button to generate a PDF of the project does not print the content of project notes (yellow boxes)
  • My Blocks argument blocks may not appear disabled if you drag them straight from the definition block into any other block - however the block’s behavior is actually disabled.

Note that iPadOS, Android, Chromebook, and Amazon App Store builds may be delayed due to review processes.

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Hi! Our team is using Vex IQcode blocks and is wondering how to get sensor data downloaded from the brain. Can you help us find the data log or direct us to where to go to get more information? Thank you so much!

There’s no way as of today to stream data back to the computer from the IQ Brain, nor is there any file system / saving mechanism. The best you could do at the moment is to print data to the IQ’s screen.

We do have a “back to device” terminal feature planned for a future update.

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Our team just updated the software for the robot and the vexcodeblocks application, but now the controller response is delayed by around 3 seconds. We have states in a week and we are panicking. Any help would be appreciated

You can PM me your code and I’ll take a look… not sure what would be causing that as we didn’t see any issues in testing.

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Do you know when the VEXcode IQ Text is going to be coming out?

Spring 2020 we’ll be releasing the first previews of IQ Text (Post VEX Worlds).

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