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Lesson 1: What is an Electromagnet?

In this Lesson, you will learn about the Electromagnet on the VR Robot. You will learn how to use the Electromagnet in a VEXcode VR project.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify where the Electromagnet is on the VR Robot and how it works.
  • Identify how the Electromagnet is used in a VEXcode VR project.
  • Describe why an Electromagnet would be used in a VEXcode VR project.

Electromagnet

An electromagnet is a type of magnet where a magnetic field is produced by an electric current. The VEX VR Robot has an Electromagnet to pick up and put down disks that contain metal cores.

Electromagnet call out

Disks with metal cores can be found on specific VR Playgrounds, and can be used with the Electromagnet on the VR Robot.

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View the following article for more information about the Electromagnet on the VR Robot, and to see how it can be used in VR Playgrounds:

Using the Electromagnet in a VEXcode VR Project

There are disks on specific VR Playgrounds such as the Disk Mover Playground that can be used with the Electromagnet. In the following example, the VR Robot will drive to the first disk on the Disk Mover Playground, pick it up, then drive back to start and drop the disk.

Questions

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