Vex Kits

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Overview

Vex is robotics design system that helps make it easier to build, use, and program robots and electric vehicles, and can be a very effective method of going about events such as Robot Arm and Robo-Cross. Vex sells there kits with prefabricated plastic and metal parts and motors. The more advanced starter kits also come with sensors and a programming kit. The devices built with the kit can be remote control driven like in Robot events or programmed like in Electric Vehicle.

The Kits

Here's a basic rundown of the kits Vex sells.

Vex Kit Comparison
Feature Starter Kit VEXplorer
Pictures Starterkit.gif Vexplorer.gif
Radio Controlled or Programmable Radio controlled + programmable Radio controlled
Number of Parts 500+ 300+
The Parts include Programmable micro-controller (Requires Programming Kit), Three variable speed motors, Multiple gears, Various wheel types, and a Configurable chassis Four variable speed motors, Multiple gears, All-terrain tires, and Preassembled modules make VEXplorer easy to build
Other Features Unlimited design possibilities, Operate multiple robots at the same time with alternate frequencies, and User Inventor's Guide gives step-by-step instructions Spare/Replacement parts sold separately, Some components compatible with original VEX systems, No Programming Kit Needed, Includes FREE SolidWorks Student Design Kit, XP compatible only.
Webpages http://www.vexrobotics.com/vex-robotics-design-system.shtml http://www.vexrobotics.com/vex-robotics-vexplorer.shtml

Spare Parts and Accesories

Metal

If you have either of the above kits but need more metal to make your competition robot there are metal pieces to buy here [1] There is an advance metal pack also.

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Robotics Fasteners and Parts

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If you need more fastners then go here to get Vex compatable standard thread size fastners and other accesories. [2]

Robotics Cables & Accessories

Go here if you need a longer cable, more jumper plugs, spare motor cluthces (good idea because the tend to get striped), a drive chain, or anyting else like that go here [3]

Starter Kit Replacement Parts

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This link will take you to a page with replacement parts. You can use this page to buy replacement parts or order extra parts. [4]

Programming and Sensors

If you want to get a more advanced programming kit or you need more sensors or different sensors Vex hae a large selection here [5]