Using VEXcode IQ Blocks Example Projects and Templates

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

Using Blocks Example Projects


To open an example project, select the File menu and choose Open Examples.


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


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


To open any example, select one from the menu.


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.


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.

Notes in Blocks Example Projects and Templates

Sticky note

Each example project and template contains a note in the workspace.


In an example project, the note 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.

Notes can be used to document certain information in a project. For more information on notes, view the Using Notes in a Blocks Project in VEXcode IQ article.

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