VEX IQ Blockly Programming and Robot Construction Course (Summer 2017)

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

Includes VEX IQ Super Kit for participants.

SKU: TRNG-VIQ-20170731

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Course Title

VEX IQ Blockly Programming and Robot Construction

Course Code



July 31 - August 4, 2017


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


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


$995, fee includes a VEX IQ Super Kit (normally sells for $329.99) that the participant will take with them


None, although some experience in programming would be helpful

Continuing Education

We're working with Washington OSPI for teacher clock hours. Teachers from other states will receive documentation of completion.

Who is this for?

Teachers using VEX IQ in the classroom or any adult leading an after-school VEX IQ program. Not for youth, but we will consider high school students who are mentoring VEX IQ Challenge programs.


Skills and Expertise Gained

  • Expertise with the VEX IQ robot construction platform, and sensor programming and use
  • Competence at programming VEX IQ robots using Blockly (a graphical language)
  • Beginning familiarity with Python programming for VEX IQ
  • Understanding of available VEX IQ educational resources
  • How and when to use the VEXOS upgrade tool, managing VEX firmware
  • Using the Robot Mesh VEX IQ curriculum with students
  • Using Mimics to build and program robots online
  • Familiarity with advanced sensors (gyroscope and range finder)
  • Introduction to advanced topics in programming, including threading
  • Programming Topics
    • Using Robot Mesh Controller Express
    • Getting Started with Blockly
    • Programming Basic Movement
    • Programming Drivetrains
    • Programming with Bumper Switches
    • Using the Touch LED sensor/light
    • Using Loops and Logic
    • Line Following with Color Sensor
  • Introduction to the VEX IQ Challenge program
    • Getting Started with the VIQC
    • 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 VEX IQ Challenge 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.
  • VEX IQ Super Kit will be supplied to each participant which is yours at the end of the course.
  • 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 (1.9 miles), 425-602-3200, 11215 NE 124th St, Kirkland, WA 98034

Additional Info

Additional Info

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SKU TRNG-VIQ-20170731
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