Why Vex Robotics?
VEX Robotics is the ultimate robotics platform for the 7-10 Digital
Technologies Curriculum. VEX has text based coding in the most universal
programming language: "C'. It also has a capacity for data management
and analysis and finally, VEX has a capacity to use coding and robotics
to solve real world problems.
What is special about this course?
After eight lessons, students complete several quite advanced
examples of INPUT / OUTPUT programming whereby they control the speed
and the direction of a motor by bringing their hand closer to and
further from a distance sensor. This task is broken down into the
simplest possible steps; in each step students add two to three lines of
code, experiment with changing variables and observing the output of
the robot. This ensures that they understand not only what each line of
code does, but how it does it and what will happen when it changes.