Using Python Example Projects and Templates in VEXcode V5

Example projects and Templates are a great resource if you are just getting started with VEXcode V5 and want to explore different robot behaviors. Example projects and Templates also allow you to observe how different commands in VEXcode V5 are used.

Using Python Example Projects

File open example

To open an Example Project, ensure that you have a Python Text Project open. Then select the File menu and choose Open Examples.

List of examples

Icons for many different Example Projects will be shown. Each icon represents a different project and is colored according to the command categories.

Filter bar

The Filter bar can be used to quickly find a specific type of example.

Changing velocities

To open any example, select one from the menu.

Changing velocities

Commands for the example base project will populate in the workspace. These commands and their parameters can be changed or removed. Additional commands can be added to modify the example project.

Green download

Save and download the example to try it on your robot.

Using Templates


There is also a special type of example called a Template.


Templates have a special icon and are used to create a blank project with a preset device configuration.


If using a standard robot build, like the Clawbot, a Template can be used to quickly get started with a new project.

Descriptions in Python Example Projects and Templates


Each Python Example Project and Template contains a description in the workspace. Descriptions can be used to document certain information in a project.


In a Python Example Project, the description provides a short summary for what the project does and also lists the device configuration.


In a Template, the description notes which devices are listed in the configuration.


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