VEX EDR Programming and Robot Construction Course (Summer 2017)

An intensive 5-day course on VEX EDR robot construction, programming, and preparation for the VEX Robotics Competition. Participants will build robots, program them, and then compete in a VRC robotics competition. The participant will learn enough to start teaching VEX EDR construction and programming to students.

SKU: TRNG-EDR-20170814

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Course Title

VEX EDR Python Programming and Robot Construction

Course Code



August 14-18, 2017


M-Th 8:30-4:30, Fr 8:30-12 PDT


Robot Mesh, 12326 134th Court NE, Redmond, WA 98052




None, although some experience in programming would be helpful

Continuing Education

Working with Washington state for teacher clock hours. Teachers from other states will receive documentation of completion.

Who is this for?

Teachers using VEX EDR in the classroom or any adult leading an after-school VEX club or VRC competition program.


Skills and Expertise Gained

  • Expertise with the VEX EDR robot construction platform, and sensor programming and use
  • Competence at programming VEX EDR robots using Python
  • Understanding of available VEX EDR educational resources
  • Using the Robot Mesh VEX EDR curriculum with students
  • Using Mimics to build and program robots online
  • Introduction to advanced topics in programming, including threading
  • Programming Topics
    • Getting Started with Python
    • Programming the Joystick
    • Programming Basic Movement
    • Programming with Bumper Switches
    • Using Loops and Logic
    • Quadrature Shaft Encoder and Potentiometer
  • Introduction to the VEX Robotics Competition (VRC) program
    • Getting Started with the VRC
    • Introduce the game current game
    • Walk through the scoring in the game
    • Design, build and program robots for game
    • On the final morning, teachers will compete in a VRC event


  • Participants should bring their own computer – either Windows 7 or higher, or MacOS with Chrome installed and at least one USB port. Notebook computers are fine, but no iPads or Android tablets.
  • Robot kits will be supplied
  • Lunch will be provided
  • There are two hotels very close to Robot Mesh:

Comfort Inn Kirkland, 18-minute walk from Robot Mesh (.9 miles), 425-821-8300, 12204 NE 124th St, Kirkland, WA 98034

Courtyard Marriott Kirkland, 425-602-3200, 11215 NE 124th St, Kirkland, WA 98034

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SKU TRNG-EDR-20170814
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