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Reserved for discussion of mechanical maintenance of V5 smart motors


DO NOT use industrial lubricants like WD-40 or white lithium grease on internal plastic gears inside V5 motors or cartridges.

You may use light synthetic oil or synthetic grease like SW-92SA that is used for fine/plastic mechanical internals of cameras, printers, keyboards, dvd players, etc…

v5_motor_maintenance

Broken Motor Inserts

V5 motor Cap and Threaded Insert replacement parts are sold separately

May need to be moved into V5 Motor electric/programming entry:

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Reserved for V5 components overview

3-wire:

Specific 3-wire port numbers for dual wire sensors:

Possible problem due to order of initialization of 3-wire port accessor instances:

Memory Permission Error

Temporary workaround for 8 legacy 3-wire port limit:
Connect multiple sensors to a single port to overcome the limit of 8 legacy ports

Legacy, non competition legal components:
Using Flashlight in VCS

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Reserved for Bumper and Limit Switch wiki entry

Reserved for VEX Potentiometer wiki entry

Reserved for Quad Encoder wiki entry

Reserved for IMU / Gyroscope wiki entry

V5 Inertial Sensor

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Reserved for Line Follower / IR Sensor wiki entry

Light sensor
Line Trackers in C++?
Vex Line Follower Robot not detecting dark line on light surface

Reserved for Light Sensor wiki entry

Reserved for Ultrasonic / sonar / rangefinder sensor wiki entry

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Reserved for V5 Vision sensor wiki entry

https://api.vexcode.cloud/v5/html/classvex_1_1vision.html


Some debugging tricks:

Meaning of Vision Sensor parameters?
Vision Sensor config - objectCount inconsistent
V5 Vision Sensor "The Camera detected must be unlocked"
Vision Sensor Wifi
Vision Sensor Having Issues Seeing Objects
V5 Vision Sensor Color Code Coordinate Tracking

Vision Sensor Math:

Object Tracking:

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Reserved for V5 Inertial Sensor wiki entry

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Reserved for future V5 sensor / component 1

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Reserved for future V5 sensor / component 2

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Reserved for future V5 sensor / component 3

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Reserved for future V5 sensor / component 4

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Reserved for V5 controller information, tips, and tricks

v5_controller

https://help.vex.com/article/16-how-to-update-your-v5-wireless-controller-firmware

https://help.vex.com/article/11-pairing-wireless-controller-to-the-brain

https://help.vex.com/article/36-how-to-calibrate-the-v5-controller

https://help.vex.com/article/15-how-to-reset-your-controller

Scuff controller add on for V5:

scuff_0010663_cropped

https://challenges.robotevents.com/challenge/94/entry/6044

Issues: (check if this is still the behavior)

Controls (move to programming section later):
Best joystick controls for drive train?
Tank or Arcade???

Controller troubleshooting dashboard:
V5 controller don't respond to the programming

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Reserved for V5 custom cables how-to

More V5 smart cable details
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Reserved for V5 in-depth system architecture overview

https://www.vexrobotics.com/v5-architecture.html

VEXCode get Run Time function?

Defining three wire devices in text

Move to separate RS485 entry later:


Move to programming / multitasking section later:


Move to programming communication section later:

VEXcode V5 Text Preview
Wireless Uploading and Terminal Usage to V5 Brain (multiple posts about V5 communication)

Possible problem due to order of initialization of 3-wire port Brain.ThreeWirePort instances:

Memory Permission Error

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Reserved for V5 in-depth system troubleshooting topic 1

Motor commands and dynamic power limiting information:

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Important information about event callbacks implementation and its limitations:

Callbacks

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