There are several building instructions for building an elevated field. However, for parents or teams without 'building' skills, IKEA hacks might be an easier solution. Diagram is shown below, blue solid line represents the VEX IQ 6'x8' field, dotted lines represent the title seams. Notice, there are 2 small gaps around the LACK 90X26, each of them are 90cmX4.5cm. Because the gaps are not on title seams, it shouldn't create any performance issues for competition. Above photos are original build from team 939A with custom filler which is 90X35X45cm, but IKEA TV bench 90X26X45cm should do the job just fine [...]
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Once again, VEX has published the Hero Bot for the season Pitching In. However, there are some building errors in the manual. Below are the corrections for the original building manual VEX has published. Corrections Step 22 and 29: Show using a 1.5 pitch standoff. These are not included in the SuperKit itself, but a 1 pitch standoff should work fine. Incorrect: Correct: Steps 64-67 Shows parts needed are ten 1:1 pins, but you need two 1:1 pins and eight 2:1 pins instead. Step 102: Parts list shows 1x2 Corner Connector but needs a 1x2 Offset Corner [...]
This post is part of an ongoing series of posts from parents. We are so excited to be sharing some thoughts and stories from some parents who are deep in trenches of their child's robotics journey. My name is Oscar. This is the story about how my son, Tyler, discovered his passion for robotics, specifically VEX IQ, and what we have learned along the way. Origin Story: Tyler of VEX IQ Challenge Team 839A My son, Tyler, first became intrigued with LEGO when he was still very young. He got his first LEGO Duplo kit when he wasn’t even [...]
Markham, ON - February 6, 20201 - Today, Caution Tape Robotics invited 26 teams around the globe to attend first Caution Tape Classic VEX IQ Tournament hosted virtually. Caution Tape Classic is a virtual worldwide event with 26 elementary and middle school teams from several different states, 5 different countries, and 3 different continents (Asia, Europe, and North America). Since 2019, the teams in attendance have amassed 1 World Championship, 11 State/National Excellence Awards, 10 State/National Teamwork Championships, and 7 State/National Skills Championships. Needless to say, this event had some of the most elite organizations across the globe in attendance. [...]
On Feb 6, 2021, Caution Tape Robotics Club will host a VEX IQ live remote skills tournament featuring teams from 3 continents (America, Europe and Asia), 5 countries (U.S., Canada, Finland, Singapore and Philippines). Event could be watched live at Caution Tape Robotics Club YouTube channel. Teams notable awards received since 2018 VEX Worlds Excellence Award x 1 VEX Worlds Division Champion x 1 State/Provincial/National Excellence Award x 11 State/Provincial/National Teamwork Champion x 10 State/Provincial/National Skills Champion x 7 State/Provincial/National Design Award x 7 State/Provincial/National Skills 2nd Place x 5 Featured Teams U.S. 985B - Spartans from Omaha, Nebraska [...]
After publishing the 306 points LRT run, team 839A attended RECf Live Remote Tournament (LRT) 2/2/2021, and did 306 points with 10851B at the final match!
RobotC's default font is Courier New, which is very hard to read. Microsoft has the new recommended font called Cascadia for coding purpose. Let's quickly see how to change it in RobotC. Figure 1. Screenshot of RobotC with font Cascadia. Step 1. Click View > Preferences > Detailed Preferences, or simply Ctrl+Shift+Alt+D Step 2. Click Editor tab, then fonts tab, click the textboox says normal text to change default font. Step 3. Change the font to Cascadia, or any font you like. Click OK to close dialog.
REC Foundation just announced that VEX World Championship 2021 will be held remote for the first time ever. We appreciate what REC Foundation has done for the students during the difficult time. Live Remote Tournament is an innovative way of having students to be able to compete with each other while keeping everybody healthy and safe. We would anticipate many state and provincial championship will be held with this format as well. LRT MAX Score The 839 Way To help all teams prepare for the Live Remote Tournament (LRT), team 839A prepared a video to demonstrate an efficient [...]
In part one drive straight with proportional control of the mini series on how to make reliable programming skills in VEX IQ Challenge. If you haven't read that post yet, I recommend doing that and then coming back to this post. We will do a square test at the end of this post, which uses the drive straight my block from part one. 839 coding tutorial Precise turn code snippet for VEXcode Blocks. Create a my block for turn. Robot will carry a momentum and continue turning even after the stop command has been sent, so [...]
Mini Series - How to make a reliable VEX IQ programming skills with VEXcode blocks This is the part 1 of the mini series. Drive straight with proportional control Precise turn with VEX IQ gyro Robot skills challenge in VEX IQ Challenge (VIQC) consist of Driving Skills Matches, which will be entirely driver controlled, and Programming Skills Matches, which will be autonomous with limited human interaction. In the programming skills matches, beginner teams have always struggled with unreliable autonomous routine. I have heard the same lines over and over again This worked yesterday. It worked [...]