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VEX IQ is a STEM/Robotics platform aimed at the education market and specifically for elementary to junior high students. It is easy to use in a classroom environment and the kits come with easy to organize toolboxes and lots of instructional media. It is on the expensive side, but comes with great support from the parent company in the USA. VEX also hosts the biggest robotics competitions on the planet, this alone is great motivation for students.

VEXcode V5 Text Version 1 is available!

After waiting many months for this, it finally arrived. Check out the VEX Forum to find it and more information about it. I’ll discuss some of the most important details I have observed in the short time since I downloaded and installed it. Two things strike one immediately after opening […]

Vision Sensor on VEX IQ

Well, finally the update came and VEXcode IQ Blocks supports the vision sensor now. I fooled around with it a little today and got my little speedbuild robot to follow a ball. I’m not saying the code I wrote is the best out there, but hey… The robot followed the […]

Cortex Brains and stuff- Recycle?

My guess is… Many people have loads of old VEX brains, motors and stuff they don’t know what to do with after they bought the new V5 system. To compound the problem, no-one else wants it either, unless you also want to give them the structure parts as well – […]

New Software from VEX

VEX has recently released beta versions of software that they want to use to replace RobotC, VEX Coding Studio, Modkit and all the others. The new suites are all called: VEXcode, but there will be different versions of VEXcode for IQ and EDR V5, also each will have a Blocks […]


New project – Making a VEX brother for WALL-E We’re doing obstacle avoiding robots in class now, so I made a tank tread base. I soon saw it looked like this little robot’s wheels. Then I got an idea, the normal obstacle avoiding robots are so boring, let’s give this […]