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Up and Over
Lesson 4: Motor Groups


Before you can complete the Up and Over Challenge, you first need to learn about motor groups and how to configure them in VEXcode IQ, and how to choose a driver for your team with data based decision making. 

Motor Groups

A motor group consists of two motors that function as if they are one device. A motor group can enable your robot to have more power, speed, or lifting ability.

Watch this video to learn about what a motor group is and why you should use one, the importance of motor spin direction, and configuring a motor group in VEXcode IQ. 

Lesson Summary

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Choosing a Driver 

While everyone may want a chance to be the driver in a competition, it is important to choose a driver in a way that is supportive, respectful, and fair to everyone, while still giving you the best chance of winning. 

Watch this video to learn about how making data-driven decisions and communicating respectfully can help your team choose a driver effectively, and keep hurt feelings out of the conversation.

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Check Your Understanding

Before moving on to the Practice section, ensure that you understand the concepts covered on this page by answering the questions in the document below in your engineering notebook.

Check Your Understanding questions

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Select Next > to practice using a motor group on your robot to move cubes.