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VEX Workcell

The future of industrial robotics brought to your classroom.

What is VEX Workcell?

The VEX V5 Workcell, designed for Career and Technical Education, is a construction system for a 5-axis robotic arm, conveyors and sensors, combined with our proved VEXcode software.

Workcell acts as a primer, introducing students to manufacturing concepts like construction, palletizing, and coordinate planes to empower the manufacturing workforce of the future with a foundation of understanding.

Bridging the Gap Between Classroom and Industry

The V5 Workcell together with VEXcode V5 provides students with the opportunity to develop technical and problem solving skills by building and coding a simulated manufacturing workcell.

Factory Robotics in the Classroom

Factory Robotics in the Workplace

For Educators

VEX Robotics provides free support for educators every step of the way with:

Course Outline +

Our educator resources include high-quality instructional materials, professional development, and the VEX Library to give you everything you need to become a STEM leader. Our STEM Labs foster engagement within the classroom, providing a complete STEM experience, ensuring workforce development and college preparedness.

Lab 1: Industrial Robotics

Lab 2: Safety

Lab 3: Manual Robot Arm Movements

Lab 4: Programming Arm Movements

Lab 5: Using Variables

Lab 6: Using an End Effector

Lab 7: Dropping Off Objects

Lab 8: Transporting Objects

Lab 9: Using a Conveyor System

Lab 10: Conveyor Systems and Sensors

Lab 11: Cooperative Systems

Lab 12: Classroom Competition

Educator Training +

Advance your skills in STEM and earn a certificate that you can then share with the world. The VEX Workcell Certified Educator Program features:

- 17 hours of FREE online Professional Development

- Self-paced certification course

- Gives you the tools needed to facilitate meaningful learning experiences for your students

- Learn the specifics about the V5 Workcell, the sensors it utilizes, and how to utilize the STEM Labs within your classroom

Coding Made Easy +

VEXcode is a coding environment that meets students at their level. Novice coders can get started coding with blocks while more advanced coders can use C++. Whether it's blocks or text, all students can use VEXcode's tutorials, example projects, and built-in help to code their VEX V5 Workcell along the way.

The VEX Library +

The VEX Library is our online library of everything VEX, containing hundreds of articles, all designed to provide you with helpful information on all of our products and ongoing support. We have sections in our Library dedicated to each product. The VEX Library articles cover a wide variety of topics, all designed to help you implement VEX products in your classroom.

One-on-One Support +

Visit our contact page for one-on-one support available by email, chat, or phone.

Email: [email protected] OR [email protected]

Phone: +1-903-345-0802

For Students

VEX Workcell students will gain:

Manufacturing workforce readiness

Hands-on technical skills

Problem solving and collaboration skills

Factory Automation Competition

Together with the REC Foundation, VEX Robotics is bringing a new level to Career and Technical Education with the Factory Automation Competition. This classroom based competition allows students to connect and apply what they've learned through objectives that emulate real industry scenarios.

This competition is completely remote, meaning teams from around the world can compete for the best throughput and runtime from their own classrooms. The FAC also evolves annually so students will be able to reconfigure their Workcell to fit the new objective each year, without the need for new hardware.

The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation seeks to increase student interest and involvement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by engaging students in hands-on sustainable and affordable curriculum-based robotics engineering programs across the U.S. and internationally.

In addition to operating and supporting competitions for some of the world's leading robotics platforms and

organizations, including VEX, TSA, and BEST Robotics, the foundation also provides support and workshops focused on technology and professional development for educators. The REC Foundation is a US-registered 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization. 

For more information, visit the REC Foundation website at