Mathworks has donated use of its MATLAB/Simulink software to every BEST team in 2010. There are a number of MathWorks products included in this offering. All of these products are used together to provide the Simulink programming and simulation environment.
- Embedded IDE Link
- Real-Time Workshop
- Real-Time Workshop Embedded Coder
- Target Support Package
- Stateflow (for some functionality)
- Stateflow Coder (for some functionality)
Many universities already utilize MathWorks products in their research and instruction. All that is needed is the specially developed BEST Blockset in order to develop programs for the VEX Cortex. The tools interact with easyCv4 for compilation and download to the robot.