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Can I use RobotC and RVW in lieu of a robot? 
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Post Can I use RobotC and RVW in lieu of a robot?
Hi,

I have a problem for which I hope you have a solution. My daughter is involved with Vex robotics in Maine and I live in North Carolina. I commmunicate periodically with her coach and, until I moved to NC, was planning on helping with the Vex program at her school. unfortunately, the move made this impossible, unless I can use RobotC and RVW to help the learn programming remotely.

So, my question is this. Is it effective for me to use RVW and RobotC to help instruct her and her teamates, even though R do not own a robot, have a PIC or any other physical robotics hardware?

Thanks for your opinions.

Regards,
Kyle Parrish


Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:28 pm
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Post Re: Can I use RobotC and RVW in lieu of a robot?
Yes, absolutely. We developed RVW with situations like yours in mind. :D

We have a free set of ROBOTC tutorial videos here, in the VEX Cortex Video Trainer: http://www.education.rec.ri.cmu.edu/pro ... index.html They teach how to program step-by-step in ROBOTC.

The tutorial videos show video of a real robot, but we developed a RVW level pack called the "Curriculum Companion": http://www.robotc.net/download/rvw/?section=levelpack It contains the robots and practice challenges from the VEX Cortex Video Trainer, so you can follow along with the videos, but practice on a virtual robot.

We have getting started videos for the virtual worlds, here: http://www.robotc.net/download/rvw/step1-rvw-intro.php

Once you're comfortable programming in the Curriculum Companion, I'd also encourage you to download our VEX Sack Attack virtual world: http://www.robotc.net/download/rvw/?section=levelpack It simulates this years VEX competition.

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Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:17 pm
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Post Re: Can I use RobotC and RVW in lieu of a robot?
Thank you very much for the quick reply, and I apologize for the glacial pace of my response. I will begin working through your suggesstions to get up to speed and am really exicted about the opportunity to be a part of the Robot world and my daughter's activities, even if only virtually!

Thanks again! I am sure I will have more questions and it is great to know you are out here to help.

Regards,
Kyle


Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:40 pm
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