Using Blocks Example Projects and Templates - Blocks Tutorials

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 blocks in VEXcode V5 are used.

The following article will cover:

  • Using Blocks Example Projects
  • Using Templates
  • Notes in Blocks Example Projects and Templates

Using Blocks Example Projects

To open an Example Project, select the File menu and choose Open Examples.

File open

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

File open exxamples

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

Filter bar

To open any example, select one from the menu.

Changing velocities

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

Remove blocks

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

Download

Using Templates

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

Templates

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

Device config

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

Edit template

Notes in Blocks Example Projects and Templates

Each Example Blocks Project and Template contains a note in the workspace.

Sticky note

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

Repeating actions

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

Clawbot template

Notes can be used to document certain information in a project. For more information on notes, view the Notes - Tutorials article.