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Now that the 'Variables' project is created, you will use variables to code the arm on the Workcell to make linear movements along the x and y-axis. You will add blocks to your project to draw a square. 

In VEXcode V5, follow the steps in this video to add a [Linear move] and (Add) block to the project. These blocks are used to code the arm to move 2 inches from the starting x-value, drawing the first side of the square.

Download and run the project. The arm will draw the first side of the square by moving 2 inches from the starting x-value. 

If your arm did not draw the first side of the square, notify your teacher. 

Download and runSquare side 1

Once you have finished coding the arm to draw the first side of the square, stop the project.

Stop the Project

Follow the steps in this video to add another [Linear move] and (Add) block to the project. These blocks are used to code the arm to move 2 inches from the starting x and y-values, drawing the second side of the square.

Download and run the project. The arm will draw the first and second sides of the square by moving 2 inches from the starting x and y-values. 

If your arm did not draw the two sides of the square, notify your teacher. 

Download and runSquare side 2

Once you have finished coding the arm to draw the first two sides of the square, stop the project and check in with your teacher.

Stop