Just in from the VEX Forum. Online RobotC course available to students and adults alike. I have signed up myself!
AH HOW I HAVE MISSED VEX!
Hello all! I’m Luke Rohler, a VEX alumni and previously member and coach for 323Z Aftershock from Indianapolis, IN. I was honored to compete from Toss Up through Nothing But Net and mentor some amazing boys on VEX IQ team 323M Shadow.
Sadly, it has been some time since I last properly followed the season, let alone got on the forum. Just haven’t found the time between university and other commitments. But I’m BACK!
LOOKING TO LEARN ROBOTC?
Recent interest has caused me to consider teaching an introductory 3 week crash course on functional programming and RobotC over winter break. I am by no means an expert in C or functional programming, but I do remember how hard it was to get started programming in VEX and I would like pay it forwards and help the new generation of extremely talented VEX engineers with a bit of my free time.
If it goes well and interest continues, I may consider doing a longer, more in depth course this summer.
TIME: 12/18 – 01/06, roughly 4-6hrs/wk
PLACE: Online! Lecture will be recorded so you can participate regardless of your time zone
TARGET: Students/mentors that are newer to VEX, and know little or nothing about coding, specifically with robots.
TOPICS: How to define robot setup, coding basic autonomous robot control, programming drivers control, functions, basic debugging, and any topics the community suggests!
OBJECTIVES: Learn to set up your robot in RobotC, code driver control and autonomous modes, set up and use basic vex sensors, basic problem analysis and translation to code, simple program architecture/diagramming, basics of functional programming, passing parameters by value/address, find and fix errors (debug) in your code, and how to learn more if you desire to do so.
I’M INTERESTED, WHAT NEXT?
Registration for the course is now open: https://goo.gl/forms/N8HYVHk8xo2Vfpwx2
(SuperRenegade NOTE: Requires personal/individual gmail account, as apparently it is needed by Google Classroom)
For those wondering, I am a sophomore studying Robotics Engineering Technology in the School of Technology at Purdue University with plans to transition to the School of Engineering soon.
I’M IN! HOW DO I REGISTER? (UPDATED METHOD)
We are using Google Classroom to manage this course. For whatever reason, Google Classroom will not allow users to register for a class not affiliated with a school system to use a school email, or a personal email to register for a school system class. OPTION #2 if you have issues or to do bulk sign-up.
To successfully register, YOU MUST USE A PERSONAL GOOGLE ACCOUNT.
1) Go to classroom.google.com
2) Log into your Google account
3) Click the plus sign to ‘Create or Add Class’
4) Select ‘Join Class’
5) Paste the following class code to join: ei8jvue
1) Send an email to EatSleepRobots@gmail.com with the gmail account(s) you would like added. This option is great if you are an educator/mentor and would like to add multiple members/teams.
If you have not yet filled out the Google Form, please make sure to (this is not a replacement for registration): https://goo.gl/forms/N8HYVHk8xo2Vfpwx2