The VEX IQ robotics kit comes with several cool sensors, including a gyroscope. Perhaps not surprisingly, I wondered if it could be used to create a self balancing robot. And it can!
I’ve provided the program and building instructions below so you can build your own balancing robot. You can build it with the basic kit (either the starter kit with sensors or the Super Kit), and you’ll need RobotC for VEX to run the program.
Follow the steps below to build the robot. Click the pictures to enlarge.
Connect the motor on the left in this picture to port 4 on the VEX IQ brain. Connect the motor on the right in this picture to port 10.
Connect the Gyro sensor to port 5 on the VEX IQ brain. Connect the Touch LED to port 11.
Connect the Ultrasonic sensor to port 12 on the VEX IQ brain. Your robot is now complete.