VEX Robotics

VEX Robotics

For those who have known Quarkmine from our earliest days, you know we are passionate about robotics and got our start in VEX. We love to see robots compete and have a strong desire to see northern Michigan compete at the highest level!


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Current Offerings

Quarkblock - Build

Work, play and drive a VEX IQ robot in under an hour! This is an ideal place to start if you are new to VEX IQ or robotics.

  • Cost: $15 member/$30 drop-in
  • Age Group: 2nd graders through seniors
  • Experience Level: No experience / beginners
  • Location: Quarkmine Space at Logan's Landing, Traverse City (map)

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RobotC - Basics and Beginner Sumo

Ever wondered where to get started programming a VEX IQ robot? This introductory level class will show you how to get started writing your own programs in RobotC - a programming language that can be used from elementary through university level robotics! You will also learn to code a basic tele-ops sumo program and have a chance to show off your skills.

  • Cost: $15 member/$30 drop-in
  • Age Group: 2nd graders through seniors
  • Experience Level: No experience / beginners
  • Location: Quarkmine Space at Logan's Landing, Traverse City (map)

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RobotC - Autonomous Action

So you've mastered the basic of programming your robot for driver control. Now learn to make your robot operate on it's own! You will dive into getting started with autonomous programming. Can you give your robot the right set of instructions to complete the task?

  • Cost: $15 member/$30 drop-in
  • Age Group: 2nd graders through seniors
  • Experience Level: Beginner / some experience
  • Location: Quarkmine Space at Logan's Landing, Traverse City (map)

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Quarkmine Challenge - "Obstacles"

We are excited to offer another robotics programming challenge - "Obstacles!" Building on "The Line" we will dive into how to make your robot avoid obstacles and navigate a course. Can you improve your time or set a new record on the leaderboard?

  • Cost: $15 member/$30 drop-in
  • Age Group: 2nd graders through seniors
  • Experience Level: Beginner / some experience
  • Location: Quarkmine Space at Logan's Landing, Traverse City (map)

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Quarkmine Challenge - "The Line"

Looking to get started on the VEX IQ platform for Quarkmine's Line Following Challenge? Have you always wondered how to make your VEX IQ robot follow a line? This introductory class will go over the basics of using the VEX IQ color sensor. Students should have some experience using ROBOTC (our Intro to VEX IQ Programming class is a great way to gain this experience!)

  • Cost: $15 member/$30 drop-in
  • Age Group: 2nd graders through seniors
  • Experience Level: Beginner / some experience
  • Location: Quarkmine Space at Logan's Landing, Traverse City (map)

Class Options