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VEX Robotics Resources



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Main Resources

These main resources found here will provide you with all of the tools and information necessary in order to successfully teach with the VEX Cortex Robotics, either with VEX CORTEX or VEX IQ.

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VEX Teacher

VEX Teacher is the one-stop resource place for two VEX Robotics’ platform: VEX Cortex and VEX IQ. Selecting a platform will take you to all the current resources for that specific platform. To start, simply click on the robot images at the very top of this page, or use the following links below:

Robot Virtual Worlds

rvw_mainRobot Virtual Worlds

The VEX Cortex and VEX IQ competition simulation environments. Through a collaboration with the REC Foundation and Robomatter Incorporated. Robomatter models the VEX and VEX IQ competitions each year.  You can find the current VEX Competition and VEX IQ Competition simulation at their respective links and legacy competitions at the Robot Virtual Worlds download center.

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Ruins of Atlantis

We thought Atlantis was a myth. We were wrong. With the emergence of new robotics technologies we are now able to explore areas of the world we’ve never seen before.

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Expedition Atlantis

It’s the year 2023 and Atlantis has been discovered deep in the ocean, off of the coast of Africa. A team of elite scientists and engineers have been sent to investigate the underwater ruins, and you’re one of them! Use your skills to to maneuver the teams underwater vehicles in this expedition to Atlantis!

This is a great GAME that will teach kids the math behind robot movement.

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Expedition Atlantis Page

Level Builder

The RVW Level Builder is designed to allow you to create your very own Robot Virtual Worlds to teach students and challenge friends!  What sort of level will you build?

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Palm Islands

Visit the beautiful Palm Island and program your robot to drive along its boardwalk path. Collect coconut clusters and set lobster traps for the Luau!

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Operation Reset

The mining colony of Alpha Base H99 needs your help!  A terrible storm has damaged the colony’s equipment and we need you to use your programming skills to complete the mission!

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Additional Level Packs

VEX Highrise

The VEX IQ Highrise challenge is played on a 4 foot by 8 foot rectangular field. The object of the game is to attain the highest possible score by Scoring Cubes in the Scoring Zone and by building Highrises of Cubes of the same color on the Highrise Bases.

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Challenge Pack for VEX IQ

The VEX IQ Challenge Pack includes the challenges that are included in the new ROBOTC curriculum. Practice writing ROBOTC code alongside the ROBOTC curriculum without the need for hardware!

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VEX Skyrise

The VEX IQ Challenge Pack includes the challenges that are included in the new ROBOTC curriculum. Practice writing ROBOTC code alongside the ROBOTC curriculum without the need for hardware!

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VEX Skyrise

The VEX Toss Up RVW simulates the competition field and several robot designs, allowing teams to practice their programming and form winning gameplay strategies.

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Engineering Process Videos

Teachers will find videos that teach about: Engineering Process, Project Planning, Flowcharts, Iterative Design, and Atlantis, a Calculated Deep Sea Adventure.

The Engineering Process

A great introductory video that introduces students to the iterative nature of engineering.

Flow Charts

This video introduces students to flowcharts and the decision making process that robots use to think.

Iterative Programming

This video teaches students how break their robot’s program into small parts and iteratively test them.

Project Planning

Introduces students to how to plan a project.

Expedition Atlantis

Watch a video that shows a Virtual Worlds that requires the use of Math to complete the missions.

Engineering PDFs (Handouts)

There are PDFs in the project management section of the VEX Cortex Video Trainer that cover: Keeping and Engineering Journal, Team Building, Problem Solving, Time Management, Design Reviews and more. The PDFs below are designed to accompany the VEX Cortex Video Trainer and teach design and engineering.

Building Instructions / Additional Resources

Here are building instruction guides for VEX Cortex and VEX PIC.

Other VEX-based Models



img_testbedVEX PIC Testbed

VEX Inventors Guide

This Inventor’s Guide is provided as part of the Vex Starter Kit as a tool to help you get started using your robot. Depending on how much experience you have had with robotics in the past, you will find different parts of this manual to be most useful.

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