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Robotics Academy Certified ROBOTC Training for VEX IQ (On-site)


Five days of on-site, hands-on training where you will learn how to teach using ROBOTC to program VEX IQ robots.


On-site classes fill up rapidly. Early registration is recommended.

If you are paying by Check or Purchase Order (PO), please fill out the Registration Form.

You can use a credit card by paying through the Robomatter Store.

Robotics Academy on-site training includes:

– Online access to supplemental lessons from Robotics Academy materials
– Technical support for all hardware and software used in the class
– 24/7 access to class management system, forums, and message boards (monitored daily)
– Opportunities for Continuing Education credits and certificate of completion


Requirements


Class attendees use Robotic Academy’s computers, robot kits, curriculum and programming software during the week. No extra purchases of any hardware or software for this course are necessary.

If you would like to purchase additional Robotics Education materials through our store to use at home after training, you can do so by visiting the Robomatter Store.


Syllabus


Getting Started with VEX IQ

– Installing Drivers
– Connecting the IQ to your PC
– Updating Firmware
– Downloading and running code

Motors and Servos

– Setting your motors’ speed and direction
– Resetting and using your Encoders
– Setting the motor’s position and strength

Wireless Controller (Remote Control)

– Getting and using your Joystick values
– Setting up your controller’s buttons

Touch LED Sensor

– Getting the touch LED Value
– Setting the brightness
– Setting the color
– Setting the Fade and blink rate

Color Sensor

– Getting the color value
– Changing the saturation value
– Changing the hue value
– Touch LED sensor applications

Class content is subject to change.


Tuition Cost – $999


Tuition includes 5 days of on site training and use of Robotic Academy’s computers, robot kits, curriculum and programming software during the week. You do not need to purchase any hardware or software for this course. Lunch is provided as part of tuition Monday through Thursday.

If you are paying by Check or Purchase Order (PO), please fill out the Registration Form.

You can use a credit card by paying through the Robomatter Store.


Schedule


Monday – Thursday class sessions start at 9:00 am and end at 4:00 pm. Friday class ends at noon. Lunch is provided Monday through Thursday. Other meals, transportation and lodging are not included.


Direction


The Robotics Academy is located within the National Robotics Engineering Center, which is located in the Lawrenceville section of Pittsburgh, PA.

National Robotics Engineering Center
Ten 40th Street, PA 15201
Phone: (412) 681-7160


Lodging


Guests are encouraged to consider staying at the Shadyside Inn. The Shadyside Inn is located a few miles from the NREC, offers shuttle service, and is located near Pittsburgh’s eclectic Walnut St. Many teachers have stayed at the Inn and endorsed its amenities. Be sure to ask about their special University Rates.

Other lodging possibilities:
Courtyard Pittsburgh / Shadyside
Holiday Inn, University Center / Oakland


Additional Information


Refunds

To be fair to the registrants in the sessions, we cannot give refunds once a class is full.

During Training

The Robot ALGEBRA Project
ROBOTC

Upon Completion

– ACT 48 credits / 36 hours per class (for Pennsylvania teachers only)
– Certificate of Completion for course ‘graduates’ – may be used to apple for Continuing Education hours
– Data CD containing worksheets, presentations, programs, and images used by presenters during week of training


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