Course Description: This is a beginning course in robotics. We will be utilizing Vex IQ robots, Modkit for Vex software and various Vex Robotics materials. The objective of this course is to introduce the student to basic programming as well as problem solving strategies. This course will involve students in the development, building and programming of a Vex IQ robot. Students will work hands-on in teams to design, build, program and document their progress. Topics may include motor control, gear ratios, torque, friction, sensors, timing, program loops, logic gates, decision-making, and timing sequences. Student designed robots will be programmed to compete in various courses and Vex IQ competitive games.