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Current Events

Check out the full schedule of our current events.

Mentor/Coach Training: Get a Chance to Build a Robot Yourself!

We are working to arrange a place to meet. When we have that, we will begin scheduling these "Coach-the-Coach" sessions again.

Maybe you can help? Have a place that we could meet to build some robots? Any room will do.

Learn to Program Your Robot!

When we have a place to meet again, we will start programming our robots with RobotC.

When we program, we will be programming with ROBOTC and a Vex IQ controller and various motors, servos, and sensors. If you don't have a robot, maybe you can get the Robotics Academy - Robot Virtual Worlds module, and program your robot that way! Either way, you need a laptop running some version of Windows and a licensed copy of RobotC. (RobotC Virtual Worlds Support)

We will be running through the RobotC environment and programming our robots.

We will also be looking at the sample programs and going through as many as we can over the course of several Wednesdays.

You really need to set up your laptop before you come to the class. Here are the prerequisites:Setting Up Your Laptop To Program RobotC.

Here is the link to download the RobotC for Cortex and IQ to program the Vex. Please make sure that you get the latest version (Platforms: Cortex, IQ (Version 4.25 RC 1 - 09/01/2014)

Don't forget to load the Prolific Driver to use the USB-to-Serial adapter. This lets you plug in the orange programming cable to put code on the robot. There are specific versions for the Windows OS that you are running, make sure you have the right one. The drivers are found on the same page as the demo copy of RobotC.

Start Your Team!

See this set of pages on Starting Teams but really consider looking at Starting Clubs. If you are interested in VEXIQ see Starting VEXIQ Teams.

There is still grant money available for new teams! Contact Info at stemrobotics dot org for more details.

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