MATLAB and Simulink PASS Competitions Hub

Learn how you can use MATLAB® and Simulink® at the primary and secondary level to speed up and promote learning in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. MathWorks experts share their knowledge of topics, such as math modeling, programming, and robotics, through short video tutorials for both students and educators. This video series will also feature student teams that have successfully used MATLAB and Simulink in their competitions. 

Stateflow Quick Start for Student Competition Teams Learn basic Stateflow terminology and functionality, as well as the workflow to design and simulate a simple state diagram.

Simulink Quick Start for Student Competition Teams Learn how to create a model of an algebraic equation in Simulink.

Programming the VEX ARM-Cortex Using Simulink Discover the benefits to using Simulink and the VEX Cortex Microcontroller library.

Installing Hardware Support Packages for MATLAB and Simulink Use Add-On Explorer in MATLAB to install a hardware support package.

Robot Navigation Using VEX Encoders and Simulink Perform pre-defined path navigation tasks like dead reckoning with your robot by using the integrated motor encoder block in the ARM Cortex-based VEX Support Package.

Obstacle Detection for VEX Robots Using Simulink Perform obstacle detection tasks with your robot using the ultrasonic sensor block in the ARM Cortex-based VEX Support Package.

Debugging of VEX Simulink Models Using External Mode Learn to use Simulink external mode with VEX Cortex Microcontroller to acquire and log sensor data over a serial USB connection.

Learn to Program LEGO Robots Using Simulink Learn how to program LEGO robots using Simulink to complete tasks such as dead reckoning, line following, obstacle avoidance, and path navigation.

MATLAB and Simulink for Primary and Secondary School Competitions Get started using MathWorks products for student competitions with resources for primary and secondary school students and educators.

Simulating Mobile Robotics Using Virtual Worlds Get started with using Simulink to program mobile robots by taking advantage of pre-built virtual environments to develop and test robot algorithms.

BEST Simulink Design Award Winners 2017 Learn how top student teams used Simulink to gain competitive advantages when programming robots for the 2017 season of the BEST Robotics competition.

Getting Started with Simulink and VEX EDR V5 Get started using Simulink to program the VEX EDR V5 Robot brain and learn how to program arcade and tank robot controls.

Programming VEX EDR V5 Smart Motors Using Simulink Learn about the different programming approaches available for VEX V5 Smart motors through a series of Simulink demonstrations.

Switching Between Driver and Autonomous Control of VEX Robots Program Autonomous and Driver Control modes that are triggered by either the VEX Robotics Competition Switch or Gamepad using MATLAB and Simulink.

Using Infrared Sensors for Robot Navigation Learn how to program robots that use infrared sensors to navigate environments by detecting obstacles, following lines and deriving distance traveled.