Hi, all! New to the community. My six-year-old son and I started experimenting with VEX IQ a couple of weeks ago, and we’re having a ton of fun. We’ve already built the Clawbot, Ike, Slick, and a modified autonomous standard drive base.
I’m frankly mystified, however, by how hard it’s been to find good resources for learning Modkit. Obviously we went through the initial tutorials, but those are each a couple of minutes long and aren’t super helpful. And we’ve found only a handful of helpful YouTube vids.
I’m surprised, both that VEX hasn’t created more resources, and that there isn’t more user-made content out there, given the popularity of VEX IQ. I get the sense that most users are involved in competitions, and that competition teams almost exclusively use ROBOTC. Is that why there aren’t more Modkit resources? Or do really fantastic, comprehensive Modkit tutorials exist somewhere, and I’m just not finding them?
Again, my son is only 6, and I have no programming background, so I don’t see us moving into ROBOTC territory for quite a while.
We’re doing okay with what we’ve found. This weekend, we put together a passable maze-solving program (which we cribbed almost entirely from a YouTube video). But I think we need more tutorials (or else LOTS of frustrating trial-and-error) to start applying concepts to our own projects from scratch.