Robotics Academy Certified ROBOTC Training for VEX EDR V5 (Online)
To follow along with this course, you will need access to VEX EDR V5 hardware and the VEX Coding Studio Programming software (not included with tuition). In this web-based teacher training, you will learn to teach programming and STEM using robotics. Tuition includes online access to CS2N and Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy Training Materials.
This course focuses on learning how to teach programming and additional STEM concepts using the VEX EDR V5 robot. You can earn professional development credits and a Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy Certification by completing various assignments throughout the course and passing an exam.
- CS2N Group
Robot System Overview
- VEX EDR V5 System Overview
- Updating System Firmware
- VEX Condition Studio Overview
Robot Brain Programming
- Print Text to V5 Brain Screen
- Detect V5 Brain Screen Press
- Idle Loops
Session 2: Autonomous Movement
- Role of Programmer vs. Machine
- Behavior-Based Programming
Better (Encoder Based) Robot Movement
- Moving Forward and Backward
- Turning Left and Right
- Arm Control
- Claw Control
- Basic Functions
- Functions with Parameters
- Sample Problems
- Sequential Programming
- Abstraction & Decomposition
Session 3: Better Autonomous Movement
- Storing and retrieving data
- Performing Calculations
Sensor Based Movement
- Move until Touch (Bumper Switch)
- Lower Arm until Bumper Press (Bumper Switch)
- Data and Information
Session 4: Remote Control and Competition Programming
Remote Control with Built-in Drive Program
Programmed Remote Control
- Robot Movement
- Arm and Claw Control
- Logical Operators
VEX EDR Competitions
- Competition Template
- Competition Testing
Session 5: Additional Sensor Based Movement
Move until Near (Ultrasonic Rangefinder)
Turn to Heading (Gyro Sensor)
Line Tracking (Line Tracking Kit)
- Calculating Thresholds
The following is required in order to take this course:
Tuition Cost - $599
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Certificate of Completion Requirements
To earn the Certification, class attendees must complete all homework assignments to the satisfaction of the instructor and pass the certification exam.
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