Using Python Example Projects and Templates in VEXcode IQ

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 commands in VEXcode IQ are used.

The following article will cover:


Using Python Example Projects

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To open an Example Project from within a Python project, select the File menu and choose Open Examples.

See this article for more information on how to start a Python project in VEXcode IQ.

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

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

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To open any example, select one from the menu.

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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.

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


Using Templates

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

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

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


Descriptions in Python Example Projects and Templates

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

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

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In a Template, the description notes which brain is supported and which devices are listed in the configuration.

 

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