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Getting Ready to Code

There are built in resources in VEXcode IQ available to help you get started coding. You can access Tutorial Videos or Help to learn more about things like saving, downloading, and running your project, how to use a specific block, or getting started with a project.

Tutorial Videos

To access tutorials, select the 'Tutorials' icon in the VEXcode IQ Toolbar, as shown here.

The following tutorial videos may be helpful to get started with this Unit:

  • Getting Started
  • Device Setup - Motors
  • Device Setup - Controller
  • Naming and Saving Your Project
  • Download and Run a Project


Image of the Tutorials icon in VEXcode IQ

Built-in Help

To access Help, select the 'Help' icon in VEXcode IQ, as shown here.

Then, select a block or command to learn more about it.

The help feature offers block or command-specific information, including things like how they can be used in a project. 


Image of the Help icon in VEXcode IQ

What is Next?

In this Lesson, you built the Simple Clawbot and charged your Battery. 

In the next Lesson, you will:

  • Learn about passive and active manipulators.
  • Explore different intake designs.
  • Compete in the One-on-One Robot Soccer Challenge!

robot pushing a cube out of a field

Select < Return to Lessons to go back to the Lesson Overview.

Select Next Lesson > to continue to Lesson 2, and learn about passive and active manipulators.