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Shelby County VEX IQ and V5 Teacher Training

28-Aug-2019 - 30-Aug-2019 Add to Calendar
Event Code
Workshops & Camps
Event Type
Spots Open
Event Region
Standard Registration Opens
19-Jul-2019 00:18 EDT
Registration Deadline
28-Aug-2019 12:18 EDT
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General Info

Want to learn VEX IQ? Or would you rather learn V5?  Then this training is for you!

This 2-Day Teacher Training event will be presented by REC Foundation Staff. It is required for teachers to attend both days from 8:00am to 3:00 pm with lunch (on your own). During that time, you will build, program, and compete with VEX Robots.  You will also learn about free curriculum and many other helpful resources.

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 28-Aug-2019 - 30-Aug-2019

University Of Memphis
495 Zach H Curlin Street
Memphis, Tennessee 38111
United States

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VEX Training Agenda: Day 1

Introductions/Byte 1

  • Class Introduction

  • Role as coach

  • VEX  Program & Game Overview

  • Grants

Components & Base Build

  • Component Overview

  • Firmware Update / Calibrate Controller

Base Build

  • Base Build 

Maze Challenge

  • Practice driving using Default Driver program on multiple mazes and competition field.

Break/Byte 2

  • REC Foundation website - VEX IQ resources and Curriculum

Programming 101

  • Intro to RobotC or VEX Coding Studio

  • Initial Robot Settings & firmware

  • Create  & download 1st program using simple commands


  • Lunch

Autonomous Maze Challenge

  • Program Autonomous Processes

  • Complete maze using simple commands autonomously

Break/Byte 3

  • website: Products, Builds, Curriculum, Downloads

Finish Clawbot

  • Build

Day 1 Wrap-Up

  • Get Organized

  • Review goals for next day

  • Delta Cards (Questions for next day)


VEX Training Agenda: Day 2

Programming 102

  • Add motors and bump switch

  • Basic motor commands

  • Program flow

  • Add picking up & placing hub to challenge

VEX Challenge

  • Game Review and Rules

Design Process

  • Engineering Notebook

  • Engineering Design Process

  • Model EDP: Brainstorm ideas for design modifications


  • Meet your RSM

Programming 103

  • Remote Control

  • Practicing Arcade & Tank modes

  • Limiting arm movement using bumper switch (optional)

  • Help menu / Sample Programs

  • Speed/Torque & Helpful Tips

Break/Byte 4

  • Navigating

  • Registering a team & finding events

Optimizing for Competition

  • VEX Robot Builds

  • Optimizing tips

  • Use Engineering Design process

Programming 104

  • 60 Second Robot Skills Programming Challenge

  • Practice autonomous programming & use EDP to iterate design

Break/Byte 5

  • Additional Opportunities: STEM Research Project, Online Challenges

Day 2 Wrap-Up

  • Questions and Delta Cards



VEX  Training Agenda: Day 3

Break/Byte 6

  • Developing/ Running a Team

  • Fundraising

  • Day of the Event

Additional Modification & Practice

  • Teams will get more time to modify their designs, programming Skills, and practice driving.




  • Complete Survey

Additional Modification & Practice Continued

  • Teams will get more time to modify their designs, programming Skills, and practice driving.


  • Robot Skills:2 each (Programming & Driving)

  • Qualification Matches (TBD)

  • Finals (TBD)



If you would like to help with set up or take down on Wednesday, July 17 and/or Friday, July 19, please call Shelli at 901-486-9618.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

If the event is canceled for any reason, it will be rescheduled. 

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