VEXcode IQ Blocks
We’re extremely excited to announce that VEXcode IQ Blocks version 1.0 is now available!
Version 1.0 can be downloaded for Windows, Mac, and Chromebook. We expect the iOS version to be available sometime early next week, pending the Apple App Store review.
VEXcode V5 Text
In addition to this, we’re also happy to announce the release of VEXcode V5 Text version 0.9 for Windows and Mac. This is a fully functioning release of VEXcode, and is not a beta or preview. However, a few features are still in the works, hence the “0.9” name.
Version 0.9 Features:
VEX V5 Language
Text device configuration
Template and Sample Projects
Features coming in Version 1.0
Removed classes from commands [vex::velocityUnits::pct]
Graphical Device manager
Language: English, Spanish, Chinese
We expect version 1.0 to be available sometime in the next month or two.
More information on VEXcode can be found here:
As always, we greatly value our user feedback. If you run into any bugs, or something just seems off, please post it in this thread so that we can look further into it!
Can we please get a VEXcode V5 Text app for iPads?!?!?!? Many middle/high schools in our region are 1:1 iPads with no computer labs. Also, many more community/home teams only have tablets for their kids as well.
Which basically covers it all! I’ve just been using the links on the forum.
I have a couple of thoughts…
It would be great for transitioning students to be able to open a blocks program in text, so they can get started where they are comfortable but then go to the text. It would be more useful for printing as well.
I would like to have all V5 blocks programs built in with the competition template. It always a pain with newer students to have to take their “program” and then have to build it into the competition template later on. If it’s just there then all they have to do is find or add the autonomous event tab and start coding… And it just works…
That’s it. Just installed VEXCode IQ on 40 computers. Good to go!!!
We’ll be moving distribution to the Mac App Store / Windows 10 Store, which will automatically keep your software up to date. We will also build in a notifier to inform users that a new build is available.