This competition looks cool. (https://www.vex.com/vex-ai) I have some novice questions:
I am not familiar with the Vex competition, and it’s not totally clear on what electronics are needed beyond the base Vex electronics - there is something called Vex Link that might just be an extra radio for each of your team’s robots and something else called Vex GPS that I can’t find the price for on the Vex storefront, plus I am guessing a camera is needed but I don’t see that either.
It looks like the main language is C++?
Checking the rules, it seems like the only motors allowed are the Vex V5 ones and maybe the older ones that are FTC-legal unless I am missing something. So it’s just 8 small Vex motors, no servos, etc?
If we were to enter a team we’d probably mainly use Vex Pro and raw materials since we already have a lot of that stuff in the shop, so I’m not interested in the Vex system parts as I am in determining the price of required electronics.
I’m basically trying to figure out what a startup price would be for one of these teams, so in anyone has insights on that please let me know. Thanks!