What else do we need to teach CIM?

Question:

What else do we need to really teach CIM? Are there any “extras” that you recommend?

Answer:

We get this question weekly. So here’s what we are going to do. Give you a preview to a Google doc that is live so we can update it on the fly. You will see it right below this paragraph. Be sure to scroll left and right and up and down to see all of the content! Links are live too!

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NEW! Lynxmotion AL5D PLTW Guide

Question:

The guide for building the Lynxmotion AL5D robot is not easy to follow. Do you have any suggestions for building the robot?

Answer:

Of course we do!  #1: Robotshop & Lynxmotion put out a brand new guide that can be found HERE. The new guide is very easy to follow with great step by step directions as well as great instructions and diagrams. They even added a whole bunch of information on servos and how they work. Please download this immediately!

I also made a short video on “Tips & Tricks” for building it. Watch it below.

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How Do I Handshake Between Two VEX Cortexes?

Question:

I have two machines connected to 2 VEX Cortexes and I want to make them talk to one another using inputs and outputs. How do I do this?

Answer:

This is called handshaking, and you will need two computers running RobotC Software, and 2 VEX cortex’s  to do this.
Below is a worksheet that you can download with all of the basics, and there will be a video below shortly as well.
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How do I Handshake Between a VEX Cortex and a Lynxmotion Robot Arm?

Question:

I have a lynxmotion robot, and I want to make it talk to a machine connected to a VEX Cortex using inputs and outputs. How do I do this?

Answer:

This is called handshaking, and you will need at least one computer, Flowarm and RobotC Software, a Lynx arm with SSC32 controller, and a VEX cortex  to do this.
Below is a worksheet that you can download with all of the basics, and there will be a video below shortly as well.
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How do I Handshake Lynx Robot to Lynx Robot

Question:

I have two lynxmotion robots, and I want to make them talk to one another via inputs and outputs. How do I do this?

Answer:

You will need two robot arms using SSC32U controllers, a few 4N25 optical isolators a few resistors, FlowArm software and some wires and a breadboard and you are ready to go!
Below is a worksheet that you can download with all of the basics, and there will be a video below shortly as well.
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