Video Lessons

 

Fundamentals

Programmer and Machine

Planning and Behaviors

ROBOTC Rules Part 1

ROBOTC Rules Part 2

 

Setup

Update Cortex Master Firmware

Update VEXnet Joystic Firmware

Download Sample Program Part 1

Download Sample Program Part 2

 

Movement

Labyrinth Solution Video

Program Dissection

Reversing Motor Polarity

Renaming Motors

Timing

Motor Power levels

Turn and Reverse

Manual Straightening

Shaft Encoders

Forward for Distance 1

Forward for Distance 2

Boolean Logic Part 1

Boolean Logic Part 2

The Sensor Debug Window

Forward and Turning

Automated Straightening Part 1

Automated Straightening Part 2

Values and Variables Part 1

Values and Variables Part 2

 

Remote Control

Minefield Challenge Solution Video

Introduction to Remote Control

Real-Time Control

Mapping Values Part 1

Mapping Values Part 2

Time and Timers

Using Timers

Remote Control Buttons

Remote Start

Controlling the Arm Part 1

Controlling the Arm Part 2

Controlling the Arm Part 3

 

Sensing

Grand Challenge Solution Video

Configuring Sensors

Limiting the Arm Part 1

Limiting the Arm Part 2

Behaviors and Functions Part 1

Behaviors and Functions Part 2

Passing Parameters Part 1

Passing Parameters Part 2

The Ultrasonic Rangefinder

Forward until Near

Straight until Near

Straight until Near (Fine Tuning)

The Line Tracking Sensors

Calculating Thresholds

Basic Line Tracking

Line Tracking for Distance

Optimized Line Tracking

 

 

Print Materials

 

Fundamentals

Safety is an Attitude

General Lab Safety

Electrical Safety

Power Tools Safety

Safety Checklist

Engineering Process Reference

Keeping an Engineering Journal

Team Building

Understanding the Problem

Brainstorming

Planning your Time

Design Reviews

Organizational Matrix Ideas

Recording Progress

Engineering Definitions

Gantt Chart

PERT Chart

Preparing for a Competition

Behaviors

Pseudocode and Flowcharts

Whitespace

Comments

Reserved Words

VEX Cortex Natural Language Reference

VEX PIC Natural Language Reference

 

Setup

VEX Cortex Driver Installation

Establish a VEXnet Link

VEXnet Joystick Calibration

USB-Serial Driver Installation

Downloading a Sample Program over USB

 

Movement

Running a Program

while Loops

Boolean Logic

if-else Statements

Variables

Global Variables

 

Remote Control

Timers

 

Sensors

Servo Modules

Switch Cases

Potentiometers

Thresholds

Forward until Dark

Inventor's Guides

 

Fundamentals

Safety (Inventor's Guide)

Structure (Inventor's Guide)

Motion (Inventor's Guide)

Sensors (Inventor's Guide)

VEX Cortex Microcontroller Schematic

VEX LCD (Inventor's Guide)

3-wire Motor Module (Inventor's Guide)

Servo Module (Inventor's Guide)

Motor Controller 29 (Inventor's Guide)

2-wire Motor 269 (Inventor's Guide)

2-wire Motor 393 (Inventor's Guide)

Shaft Encoders (Inventor's Guide)

Potentiometers (Inventor's Guide)

Ultrasonic Rangefinder (Inventor's Guide)

Line Follower (Inventor's Guide)

 

 

Building Instructions

 

Setup

Build Recbot with VEX Cortex

Build Recbot with VEX PIC

Build Sqarebot 4.0 with VEX Cortex

Build Swervebot with VEX Cortex

 

 

Challenges

 

Movement

Labyrinth Challenge

Sumo Bot

Wait States Investigation

Simulated Acceleration

Power Levels

Turning Investigation

Sentry Simulation Level 1

Driving Straight

Basketball Drills

Power Levels with Encoders

Turning with Encoders

Driving Straight 2

Seeing the Difference

Robot Acceleration

 

Remote Control

Minefield Challenge

Race to the Finish

Robo-Slalom

Round-Up

Bull-in-the-Ring

Remote Control Buttons

Robo-Dunk

RoboWriter

Turn Buttons

 

Sensing

Grand Challenge

Wall Follower

Robotic Mouse

Robocci

Quick tap

Addition and Subtraction

Using Functions

Optimizing Code

Real World Values

Seeing the Difference

Robo-Dunk 2

Robot Acceleration

Sentry Simulation Level 2

The Speed of Sound

Sentry Simulation Level 3

Sonic Scanner

Table Bot

Robo 500

Robo Slalom Level 2

Minefield Traversal

Robo Slalom level 3

 

 

Quizzes

 

Fundamentals

Safety is an Attitude Quiz

General Safety Quiz

Safety Quiz

Robotics Lab Inspection Sheet

 

 

Assessment Rubrics

 

Fundametals

Writing Criteria

Presentations Rubric

Work Habits

Work Place Competencies

Proposal Assessment Rubric

Engineering Journal Rubric

Robotics Exploration Rubrics

Internal Design Reviews

External Design Reviews

 

 

Additional Resources

 

Resources

ROBOTC.net

ROBOTC.net Forums

Robotics Academy

VEXTeacher.com

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