VEX IQ Programming and Robot Construction Course (Redmond, WA, August 2020) - INCLUDES ROBOT

An intensive 4-day course on VEX IQ robot construction, programming, and preparation for the VEX IQ Challenge. Participants will build robots, program them, and then test them on the VEX IQ competition field. The participant will learn enough to start teaching VEX IQ construction and programming to students.

Includes VEX IQ Super Kit for participants.

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Course Title

VEX IQ Programming and Robot Construction

Course Code



August 11 - 14, 2020


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


Redmond, WA (a suburb of Seattle). Exact location to be determined closer to the workshop date.


$1,195 per person regularly, early-bird discount $995 per person until March 31

Includes a VEX IQ Super Kit and VEX V5 Vision Sensor, normally sells for $458.99 total, that the participant will take with them


None, although some experience in programming would be helpful

Continuing Education

 26 teacher clock hours for Washington teachers. Teachers from other states will receive documentation of completion. If you need Washington clock hours for your training please contact

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 vision sensor)
  • 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 new VEX IQ Vision Sensor


  • Introduction to the VEX IQ Challenge program
    • Getting Started with the VIQC
    • Introduce the game current 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.
  • VEX IQ Super Kit will be supplied to each participant which is yours at the end of the course.
  • 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