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VEX provides a fun way for students to learn core subjects through robotics. Software from Autodesk supports this project-based learning approach.

Video: Snap VEX IQ robotics parts together in a digital environment
Video: 3:24 min.

Get everyone involved in robot design
The free VEX Assembler app, powered by Autodesk® 123D®, provides access to VEX IQ robotics parts that snap together efficiently in a digital environment. Experiment with robot configurations digitally before construction, and collaborate easily with team members.


Free software for educational institutions

Autodesk provides educational licenses for free* software to qualified educational institutions associated with VEX Robotics. To request free software for your organization, sign in or create an account for the Academic Resource Center.


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Videos

Video: VEX Robotics world championship

Learning through robot design
VEX brings the coolness of robots and the magic of competition into the classroom. It’s the largest classroom-based robotics competition program in the world. Check out the Autodesk VEX Robotics Curriculum.

Video: Digital STEAM Workshop introduction
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Digital STEAM study packets
Autodesk Digital STEAM is a free resource focused on teaching students how to use the design thinking process. Projects are arranged by software, difficulty, time, and subject to help find a project appropriate for your needs. Get started now.


Additional resources

VEX kit of parts
The VEX Kit of Parts provides you with digital models of all the parts included in the VEX Classroom Kit. The Kit of Parts for Autodesk® Inventor is available in 2011, 2012, and 2013 versions. There are also Imperial and Metric datasets available for each version.

Download your kit of parts. The download time is estimated at 5 minutes.

2013 and 2014 - Imperial | Metric
2012 - Imperial | Metric
2011 - Imperial | Metric

The 2014 REC Foundation & Autodesk Scholarship
The REC Foundation and Autodesk are pleased to partner to offer one (1) $5,000 non-renewable scholarship to one (1) high school junior or senior intent on pursuing a degree related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics in college. The award will be presented at the VEX Robotics Competition World Championship in April 2014, but the student does not need to be present to win. Learn more.

VEX Robotics webinar series
The VEX Robotics webinar series offers student resources and design education. Both mentors and students can benefit from the series. Learn more.


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*Free software available through Academic Resource Center (ARC) portal is limited to Autodesk approved education institutions in certain markets and subject to the applicable Terms of Use, software license agreement and eligibility requirements.  Any software provided through ARC may only be used for purposes directly related to learning, teaching, training, research and development that are part of the instructional functions performed by a qualified educational institution and may not be used for commercial, professional or any other for-profit purposes.  Autodesk software license agreements