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OnShape Solutions

These videos are best digested when you have not a clue what OnShape is or how it works. They are answers to the questions most often asked by students and teachers when the first open on shape. We would suggest watching them in order, if you have the time, but most of you won’t, and that’s...

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Introduction to RobotC and VEX Inputs & Outputs

When you think about it, in manufacturing, controlling things is necessary to perform very complex tasks to manufacture items to tolerances finer than a human hair. Think about all of the systems that have to be controlled in a single work cell in a factory… then multiply it by 10’s or 100’s of cells....

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VEX Startup and Troubleshooting Guide

Question: The VEX hardware and software never seem to work well together in my classroom, do you have any troubleshooting hints to make it all work? Solution: Thank Jim for this… He pulled together many resources into one right here. From start up to connecting, to flinging across a football...

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Dobot to Dobot Handshake!

We did it! We made a dobot magician talk to another one and make it start. We even added a VEX switch as an input to start the first one. It is easy to do, but one word of caution: Never connect or disconnect any wires to the dobot while it is powered on; always power it down first. Damage may result! Ok,...

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VEX Encoder Doesn’t Work!

Question: I can’t seem to get my encoder to work no matter what I do!  It will only ever return a value of 0 or 1, and only for a moment. What’s up? Answer: Well, did you restart your software and hardware? Then check this out!  I’ll bet you have another analog sensor plugged into...

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POE Simple Machines

So you need a little help learning how to do lever problems, huh?  Below are a bunch of of videos that show how to do the problems in the Levers & Wheels presentation, step by step. Watch it once, or as many times as you like. Please let me know if you have any questions! « Prev1 / 1Next...

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Robocell: Handshaking

Question: How do I complete Robocell Activity H, Handshaking? It’s not that hard to do once you understand the concepts behind variables.   Here are some video tutorials to get you on your way: Handshaking: Cell Setup .youtube_sc iframe.yp{display:none;}The Adobe Flash Player is...

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