ROBOTC 3.0 introduces a new and improved way of managing your ROBOTC software, designed to simplify the process of keeping all of your software up-to-date while minimizing the number of downloads and installations you must perform!
Once you have downloaded and installed any version of ROBOTC 3.x, you have everything you need (NXT and Cortex drivers excluded). No Additional downloads of ROBOTC software are required; in fact, don't try to download and install additional versions.
05/06/2011 If you are using SMART Board software, it may prevent ROBOTC from being able to communicate with the Cortex. Click here for instructions on how to resolve this issue.
ROBOTC 3.x includes a License Manager which takes care of all licenses for all ROBOTC products. Click here to learn more »
The deactivation feature is new to ROBOTC versions 2.0.2 and higher (prior to 3.0). To deactivate ROBOTC from a computer, go to the "Help" menu, and select "Deactivate ROBOTC". See the image below:
How to activate a license
How to de-activate a license
ROBOTC is a Windows-only software, but it can be installed onto a MAC using Windows virtualization software.
Listed below are a combination of PDFs and videos which will help you get started using the VEX CORTEX. They will take you through building a robot, getting the CORTEX up and running, and writing code.
Dont have a robot built yet? Here is a simple design, complete with step-by-step building instructions.
ROBOTC requires special firmware to communicate with the Cortex and Joystick controllers.
Sample programs provide already-working examples of how to program in the ROBOTC language.
Make changes to a sample program to see how your modifications affect the robots behavior.