The VEX V5 Workcell is an introduction into the world of industrial robotics. These unique STEM Labs and educator resources provide students with the opportunity to develop technical and problem solving skills by designing and building a simulated manufacturing workcell with a five axis robot. Nearly all products manufactured in the world today utilize some form of mechanization, many of which include robotic workcells. The V5 Workcell utilize a robotic arm and conveyor systems attached to the V5 Workcell, which students will build out of parts designed to work with the VEX V5 system.
Use this page as a guide to getting started with your own V5 Workcell materials. Each section offers helpful links that will help you get organized, plan lessons, and be prepared to teach with the V5 Workcell in your setting.
Begin with the First Time Users section, to get organized and download VEXcode V5, the coding platform for the V5 Workcell. The Teaching with the V5 Workcell section will connect you to the Coding with the V5 Workcell section of the VEX Robotics Knowledge Base for practical coding information, and the VEX V5 Workcell STEM Labs page for ready made lessons. Then, learn more about the supporting teaching and competition resources available to you with the Resources and Competition section.
First Time Users
Use the links below to guide you through the first steps to take when you get your VEX V5 Workcell Kit.
Follow this link to the VEXcode overview page to download the VEXcode V5 application for your computer or tablet.
Teaching with the V5 Workcell
Use the links below to help you prepare to teach with the V5 Workcell in your setting.
Getting Started with VEXcode V5
See these Knowledge Base articles for information on connecting, configuring, and coding your V5 Workcell with VEXcode V5.
Coding with the V5 Workcell
Follow this link to see the V5 Workcell STEM Labs that you can use with your students. These labs will provide action-oriented activities that will introduce students to the foundation concepts of robotic workcells.
VEX V5 Workcell STEM Labs
Resources and Competition
Use the links below to learn more about the resources available to support you in teaching the V5 Workcell with confidence, as well as competition options to allow your students to engage in a classroom-based competition.
Resources for Educators
See the Teacher version editions of the VEX V5 Workcell STEM Labs. The Teacher version of the STEM Labs includes all of the same content as the Student versions, plus a comprehensive collection of educator resources.
Teacher Resources and Create a VEX account
Follow this link to see the Advanced Manufacturing Competition (AMC) Program. The AMC program is a classroom-based competition that provides students with the skills needed for today's advanced technical workforce.
Advanced Manufacturing Competition