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Building Robots Just Got a Lot Cooler: The VEX Assembler powered by Autodesk 123D

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Autodesk’s  In the Fold blog discusses VEX IQ this week. Read on to learn more.

“What do you get when you combine robots with advanced 3D modeling and some really creative students? The VEX Robotics Competition! This year, Autodesk is teaming up with VEX Robotics to make the competition even better by giving students a cool new way to design, imagine and create their robots: The  VEX Assembler powered by Autodesk® 123D®.

The VEX Assembler powered by Autodesk® 123D® is a brand new, free 3D desktop design app made specifically for the VEX IQ robotics platform.  The desktop tool allows students to digitally access, assemble, share and test a library of VEX IQ mechanisms, gadgets and even entire robots!  Even better, there’s no CAD experience necessary to power up and use this app.  It is designed to introduce students to the modern principles of CAD while offering them a drag and drop environment where their creativity can go wild and hopefully inspire them to create some pretty great robots along the way.

Interested in learning more? Join us for the VEX Assembler Webcast on August 29th at 4:00 PM PT. A team from Autodesk and VEX Robotics will be walking through the features of the app and demonstrating the product in action. To register for the Webcast, click here. We hope to see you there!”

To read more about the VEX Assembler powered by Autodesk 123D, click here to be taken directly to the blog post.

Robot Magazine: Autodesk VEX Robotics Curriculum Spearheading Education

Friday, November 7th, 2008

An interview with 2008 California Teacher of the Year: Lewis Chappelear.

Read the full article below.

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Getting the bugs out of personal robots

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

Innovation First’s toy bugs pack a mighty computing wallop of light sensors and infrared motion-control equipment.

Read the full article here.

Innovation First Brings Robotics to the Classroom

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

T.H.E. Journal writer Dave Nagel reports on new offerings for classroom robotics from Innovation First.

Read the article here.

Robot Magazine covers VEX

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

Robot Magazine Covers VEX announcement of partnership with Revell.

Read the article here.

VEX wins design award

Monday, May 1st, 2006

Nineteenth Annual EID Winners: Intriguing Innovations

Read the article here.