VEX V5 Programming and Robot Construction Course (Summer 2018)

An intensive 4-day course on VEX V5 robot construction, programming, and preparation for the VEX Robotics Competition. Participants will build robots, program them, and then learn about the 2018-2019 VRC robotics competition. The participant will learn enough to start teaching VEX V5 EDR construction and programming to students.

SKU: TRNG-EDR-20180820

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Course Title

VEX V5 Python Programming and Robot Construction

Course Code



August 20-23, 2018


M 9-4:30, Tue-Th 8:30-4:00


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


$1,195, includes V5 Classroom Starter Kit (P/N 276-6500), value $599.99, which the participant will take home (in the event that VEX has not yet made V5 Starter Kits available, we will ship one to each participant when they are available)


None, although some experience in programming would be helpful

Continuing Education

Working with Washington state for 26 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 Blockly and 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 Blockly and Python
    • Introduction to C++ on the V5 Brain
    • Programming the Joystick
    • Programming Basic Movement
    • Programming with Bumper Switches
    • Using Loops and Logic
    • V5 Vision Sensor
  • 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 last day, if time permits, teachers will compete in a mock 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-20180820
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