My Blocks - Tutorials - VR Blocks

My Blocks is one of the block categories within VEXcode VR. Some other categories include Magnet, Looks, Sensing, and Variables. My Blocks are used to create a sequence of blocks that can be used multiple times throughout a project.

The following article will cover:

  • How to Make a Block
  • How to Customize a Block
    • Add an input (number)
    • Add an input (Boolean)
    • Add a label
    • Combine inputs and labels
  • How to Delete Inputs / Labels
  • How to Use the Define Block
  • How to Use My Blocks
    • Drawing Squares Example

How to Make a Block

Select “Make a Block” from the My Blocks category.

My blocks catagories

Rename the block by entering in the "Block Name" field, then select "OK."

Draw


How to Customize a Block

Add an input (number)

Select the, “Add an Input (number)” option from the “Make a Block (Preview)” screen. Rename the input by entering in the “Number” field, then select “OK.”

Number

Add an input (boolean)

Select the, “Add an Input (Boolean)” option from the “Make a Block (Preview)” screen. Rename the input by entering in the “Boolean” field, then select “OK.”

Boolean

Add a label

Select the, “Add a label” option from the “Make a Block (Preview)” screen. Rename the label by entering in the “Label Text” field, then select “OK.”

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Combine inputs and labels

Combine inputs and labels together in order to create a sequence of blocks.

Combine Inputs and Labels


How to Delete Inputs / Labels

To delete an input or label, select the “Clear” icon on top of the input or label that you wish to remove.

Delete Input


How to Use the Define Block

A parameter can now be used from the “Define” block once it is created.

Define block

Attach additional blocks to the “Define” block.

Add blocks to define

Use parameters from the “Define” block.

Drag number to paramater

Use the “My Block” attached to the “When Started” block.

Draw a square


How to Use My Blocks

Drawing Squares Example

In this example, the robot will use My Blocks to:

  • Drive forward 200 mm
  • Draw a 300 mm square with the black pen
  • Turn right for 25 degrees
  • Draw a 500 mm square with the red pen

The “Define” hat block breaks down a procedure. In the following example, this “Define” hat block breaks down the blocks used to draw a square a certain number of times. Drag arguments from the define block to be used within the blocks.

Once the “Define” block is set, the newly created block can now be dragged and added to the “When Started” block to set parameters.

Once the parameters are changed, the project is ready to be Started.

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