VEXcode IQ - C++ Edition - For Robotics Teachers

A comprehensive course for busy Robotics teachers

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Do this course section by section, or download the complete handbook as an interactive PDF.

  • For the teams or team members who got tired of using VEXcode Blocks. Challenge them to learn "real" code.
  • This course was written to assist robotics teachers (and students) in organizing their learning material.
  • We progress from building the robot and installing the software, reviewing basic drive commands, learning program control structures, all the way to the final PID project – By which time your students (or you) will be well versed in the use of C++.
  • Every section has detailed content and ideas to help you plan lessons and activities.
  • Set your own pace – Use the eBook as is or add as much extra material as you wish.
  • There are downloadable rubrics and quizzes at the end of each section to simplify metrics and grading for busy teachers.
  • Throughout the course you’ll find clickable links that take you to external websites with more information about the subject or device under discussion.
  • To help you do the activities, there are links to videos of the author’s robots completing the challenges and projects.


Your Instructor


Frank Gibson
Frank Gibson

Robot-HQ specializes in training robotics teachers and students.

Robotics as a subject incorporates all the branches of STEM education.

Robot-HQ was created in response to the

shortage of STEM / STEAM / Robotics educators.

Frank's educational background is in Digital & Industrial Electronics.

  • Studied at the University of Pretoria - Technology teacher.
  • Certified by Innovation First / VEX Robotics for EDR V5 Pro, IQ and CS.
  • Honorary member of Carnegie Mellon University CS2N + holds various certifications from them.
  • Certified VRC/IQ event judge

Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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