How to start a vex team
What You Need
VEX EDR is for highschool and middleschool students. While you can do it with no previous experence in robotics, we suggest you join a team or start an VEX IQ team. It would be challenging to run a VEX EDR team without any experience or a mentor. If you want to start your own team, you have no experience in robotics, and you are in middle school, we suggest wou look into VEX IQ. VEX offers some great kits for starting a VEX team. Some of the most important parts of a robot are the cortex, the controller, c-channels, axles, motors, and wheels. We suggest you start how we did, with a kit. Then, you can buy more parts as your knowledge and needs progress. You should talk to your school or home-school community and see if they can help. Who knows, they might start a vex team if you tell them about it. You also should contact the REC foundation. They sometimes donate robot kits to teams who are trying to get started in VEX.
In our helpful information page we have a secton on VEX drive types, sensors, and programming. VEX also has a great curriculum on building robots and programming.
VEX VRC Starstruck Referee Training Videos:
A great starter kit is this.
Contact the REC foundation here.