The V5 Workcell Kit comes with many parts and they are packaged in an assortment of boxes and plastic bags. Having a system of organization and storage is helpful to make finding parts quick and efficient. There are many options to accomplish this. The following series of articles will provide a standardized organizational storage system that can be referred to and used in a classroom environment.
Note: this organizational system is a recommendation. If users want to create their own system, they can.
To use this system, for each V5 Workcell Kit, you will need three VEX Storage Bin, Lid & Tray sets ( part number: 228-3036).
The purpose for the organization of the bins are as follows:
Storage Bin 1 and Storage Bin 2 are used to store everything needed to build the V5 Workcell that is used in the Workcell STEM Labs.
- Storage Bin 1 contains hardware to build the V5 Workcell that is used in the Workcell STEM Labs.
- Storage Bin 2 contains all of the electronics for the V5 Workcell used in the Workcell STEM Labs. It also contains some other parts and tools.
Storage Bin 3 is used for extra parts to compete in the FAC competition.
V5 Workcell Kit Storage - Bin 1: STEM Labs Hardware
Storage Bin 1 contains the hardware to build the V5 Workcell used in the Workcell STEM Labs. To view the breakdown of where each piece should be organized in Storage Bin 1, view this article from the VEX Library.
V5 Workcell Kit Storage - Bin 2: Electronics and Tools
Storage Bin 2 will contain all of the V5 Workcell Kit electronics. It will also contain two trays containing V5 Electronics, other parts, and tools.
- Storage Bin 2 uses two trays. Storage Bin 3 does not use a tray. The tray from Bin 3 should be used in the organization of Storage Bin 2.
- The two trays nest conveniently within the bin. This is done by orienting the first tray so its tabs slide into the molded sides of the bin and the second tray is reversed and orientated so it is suspended from its tabs.
V5 Workcell Kit Storage - Bin 3: Competition Hardware
Storage Bin 3 will contain the V5 Workcell Kit’s additional parts to assist with participation in the Robotics Education and Competition (REC) Foundation’s, Factory Automation Competition (FAC).
Labeling each set of the three Storage Bins with a unique name is helpful, such as Bin 1, Bin 2, Bin 3, etc. Labeling the Robot Brain, Battery, and Battery Charger with the unique bin name will help establish which device belongs to which bin.
Bins are easily stackable when covered with the lid. The lid of the bin has a recessed area just large enough to hold the bottom of another bin, which aids in stability while stacked.
Within the articles there will be highlighted diagrams for the suggested location of parts within the bin.