VEX V5 Programming and Robot Construction Course (Redmond, WA, July 2020) - INCLUDES ROBOT

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 2020 - 2021 VRC robotics competition. The participant will learn enough to start teaching VEX V5 EDR construction and programming to students.

Cost of course includes one VEX V5 Classroom Starter kit and the V5 Vision, Ultrasonic and V5 Inertial sensors for each participant to take home with them.

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Course Title

VEX V5 Programming and Robot Construction

Course Code



July 21-24, 2020


Tue-Fri, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Redmond, WA (a suburb of Seattle): Details will be provided closer to the training date.


$1,395 per person until March 31 (early bird discount)

$1,595 per person after March 31 (regular price)

Includes V5 Classroom Starter Kit (P/N 276-7010), VEX Vision Sensor (P/N 276-4850), VEX Ultrasonic Range Finder (P/N 276-2155), and the VEX V5 Inertial Sensor (P/N 276-4855) total value of $811.97, which the participant will take home after the course.


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. If you need Washington Clock hours please contact

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 programming
    • Programming the Joystick
    • Programming Basic Movement
    • Obstacle Detection and Programming with Bumper Switches
    • Using Loops and Logic
    • Obstacle Avoidance and Programming the VEX Ultrasonic Range Finder
    • Obstacle Recognition and Programming the VEX V5 Vision Sensor
    • Advanced Movement and Positioning using the VEX V5 Inertial Sensor
  • Introduction to the VEX Robotics Competition (VRC) program
    • Getting Started with the VEX Robotics Competition (VRC)
    • Introduce the 2020 - 2021 VRC game
    • Team Management and Best Practices


  • Participants should bring their own computer – either Windows 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
  • Nearby hotels (Airbnb and Vrbo listings for Redmond are also worth checking out):

Residence Inn by Mariott Seattle East / Redmond - 7575 164th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052 • (425) 497-9226

Seattle Marriott Redmond - 7401 164th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052 • (425) 498-4000

Hyatt House Seattle/Redmond - 15785 Bear Creek Pkwy Ne, Redmond, WA 98052 • (425) 497-2000

Archer Hotel Redmond7200 164th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052 • (425) 658-3000

Redmond Inn17601 Redmond Way, Redmond, WA 98052  • (800) 634-8080

Hampton Inn & Suites17770 NE 78th Pl, Redmond, WA 98052 • (425) 553-1200

Hilton Garden Inn Redmond Town Center16630 Redmond Way, Redmond, WA 98052 • (425) 448-7660

WoodSpring Suites Seattle Redmond - 7045 180th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052 • (425) 598-7010


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