Tips and Tricks
All of our tips, tricks, and programming guides can be found here.
Sub catagories are listed below.
This programming guide covers an advanced programming controller - the PID controller.
PID controllers are used in over 95% of industrial processes, and there is a very good reason why that number is so high. They provide incredibly accurate and precise results, so you can get a better and more reliable autonomous.
The guide can be downloaded here.
A few months ago I started on a guide for programming VEX robots with RobotC, partly to help me refresh my memory over time, and also to help teach people new to RobotC. Originally this was going to cover the whole of RobotC, but I realised later that it would be way too long! So instead I have started a series of guides for RobotC.
The first one, The Beginners Guide to RobotC is now at a publishable state and so I have uploaded it to the website.
You can find the guide here.
Vex one-wrap velcro makes a great alternative to the plastic battery straps. Velcro is a lot easier to use when in a hurry. Just cut a short length, fold it in half and then cut out a V with side cutters. Use a washer to avoid the velcro pulling off.
Want a tilt sensor thats legal in the Vex Robotics Competitions? You can use an accelerometer as a tilt sensor. There will always be a 1g downwards force on the accelerometer, so you just have to find how much force there is on 1 or 2 axes. One axis will give you 180 degrees of rotation, while 2 axes will give you a full 360 degrees.