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Build Instructions

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Lab 1 Build

Build Instructions

Port Configuration

As you go through the Build Instructions, you will see that each joint has a potentiometer and motor that will need to be plugged into the proper port, in order for the arm mounted on the V5 Workcell to work as intended. The breakdown of where to insert each of these cables is covered in the Build Instructions. This image and chart is provided as an additional reference for guidance to ensure each motor and potentiometer is connected correctly before moving on with the Lab, as this is crucial to the arms movement. 

Workcell - Joints by VEX Robotics on Sketchfab


Each joint has a specific port assigned to it. The Potentiometers will go into the lettered, 3-Wire Ports and the Motors will go into the numbered, smart ports.

Joint Number

Motor - Smart Port

Potentiometer - 3-Wire Port

1 1 A
2 2 B
3 3 C
4 4 D

Make Your Own Cables

As you build your Workcell, you may want to make your own customized V5 Smart Cables instead of using the pre-determined sized cables. To do so, follow the instructions in the Crimping Tool Knowledge Base Article.