We’re happy to release a fully functional preview of VEXcode V5 Blocks!
VEXcode V5 Blocks supports chromebooks and is powered by Scratch Blocks. We added 100+ VEX specific blocks to make programming a V5 robot easier than ever before. This allows students to experiment and explore programming without the complexities of compiler errors or a text-based language.
VEX Robotics is releasing new coding tools for IQ and V5 robots.
VEXcode IQ Blocks - v1.0 Available Now
VEXcode IQ Text - Coming October 2019
VEXcode V5 Blocks - Preview Version Available now
VEXcode V5 Text - v0.9 Available Now
Key Features in this Preview:
Works on Chromebooks, Windows, and Macs. iPads and Android coming soon.
Drag & drop design that is powered by Scratch Blocks
Built-in video tutorials to get you up and running
Drivetrain blocks make coding your robot simple and fun
Students learn blocks quickly with built-in help written by educators
Setting up robots is simple, so students can get to the fun of coding
Competition Templates, examples and video tutorials will get you ready to compete
Integrated Firmware updater and Vision Sensor utility
Test your robot build in a flash with the zero-code wireless controller tools
Will this feature be available for other programming environments as well, provided that they are willing to do what is necessary to incorporate it? Or will BT downloading be a special feature for VEXCode only.
It’ll be used as a way to download programs from Bluetooth devices in the same way that you can download to an IQ Brain from an iPad. As it stands, wireless downloading is done via VEXnet utilising the V5 controller.
I guess longer term, it means you can write Bluetooth comm apps to work with V5 (much like when the specs for IQ were released so people could develop their own stuff) although not for competition.