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VEXnet Joystick

 VEXnet Joystick

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  • VEXnet Joystick
  • Partner Joystick
  • Partner Joystick Ports


It might be hard to drive your robot without a controller. The VEXnet Joystick allows a human operator to control their robot in real time. Similar to many video game controllers, the VEXnet Joystick features a 2-axis accelerometer, 8 face buttons, as well as 4 "trigger" buttons.

Have a lot of moving parts on your robot? Simply connect the VEX Partner Joystick to the VEXnet Joystick, and allow for two separate operators!

Product Name P/N: Availability Price Qty
VEXnet Joystick 276-2192
Ships in 1 Week
Partner Joystick 276-1891
Ships in 2 Weeks


The VEXnet Joystick allows a human operator to control a robot in real-time using the VEXnet wireless link. The joystick has two 2-axis analog joysticks, 4 trigger buttons and two 4-button directional pads.

It also has an accelerometer that provides X-Y tilt outputs. This allows you to control an arm or drive system by changing the orientation of the joystick (tilting). Just plug a VEXnet USB Adapter Key or VEXnet Key 2.0 into the port on the back and enjoy the ultimate in robot control.

  • Wireless robot control using VEXnet technology
  • Only compatible with the VEX ARM® Cortex®-based Microcontroller
  • (2) X-Y Analog Joysticks
  • (8) Top Buttons
  • (4) Back Buttons
  • (1) Internal Accelerometer
  • Link (2) joysticks together with (1) VEXnet USB Adapter Key
  • When using multiple drivers to control a single robot, they must both be using the same type of transmitter -- the VEXnet Joystick and the 75MHz transmitter cannot be mixed
  • (6) AAA batteries required (Not included)

The Partner Joystick provides much of the functionality of the VEXnet Joystick without the VEXnet components.

To control a single robot with a main driver using a VEXnet Joystick and a secondary driver using a Partner Joystick, simply connect the two joysticks together by running a standard telephone handset cable between their Partner ports. For tethered control, connect the “MCU” port on the top of your Partner Joystick to the “RX1” port on your VEX Microcontroller with a standard telephone handset cable.

  • (2) X-Y Analog Joysticks
  • (8) Top Buttons
  • (4) Back Buttons
  • (6) AAA batteries required (Not included)

A. Slow blinking green Robot light on microcontroller

  • Solution: Try using the VEXnet Upgrade Utility

  • B. Slow blinking Robot green light on Joystick

  • Solution: Push and hold CONFIG button about 5 seconds until light starts flashing green. Release, wait about 5 seconds, then turn Joystick OFF and then back ON. Also try using the VEXnet Upgrade Utility

  • C. Yellow or Red Robot light on the microcontroller

  • Solution: Use fully charged Robot battery

  • D. Yellow or Red Robot light on the Joystick, even though the microcontroller is green

  • Solution: Joystick latches microcontroller’s lowest battery level. Power cycle both Joystick and CORTEX

  • E. Fast red blinking Robot light when plugged in to a competition field

  • Solution: Use a fully charged 9V Back-up Battery plugged in to the CORTEX

  • F. Robot does not shut off when turned OFF

  • Solution: At the end of the match, remove the Ethernet cable from the Competition Port of the Joystick. The microcontroller and Joystick will change to non-competition mode. Power off the Joystick and microcontroller. The microcontroller will shut off in about 5 seconds

  • G. Robot does not do what you want it to do

  • Solution: Download the default code and test to isolate hardware problems. Then make small program changes testing after each change

  • H. Robot still does not link up, even after tethering

  • Solution: Try using the VEXnet Upgrade Utility. If the issue persists, try debug using a friends system to narrow down the problem, check the VEX Forum or contact VEX Robotics for assistance
  • Technical Specifications

    VEXnet Joystick (276-2192)

    • (1) VEXnet Joystick

    Partner Joystick (276-1891)

    • (1) Partner Joystick

    VEXnet Joystick

    • VEXnet USB Adapter Key or VEXnet Key 2.0 (not included)
    • Can only be used with the VEX ARM® Cortex®-based Microcontroller

    Partner Joystick

    • Use with a VEXnet Joystick or tether directly to a VEX Microcontroller

    VEXnet Joystick

    • Meets all 802.11b/g specifications (when using the first generation VEXnet USB Adapter Key)

    VEXnet Joystick

    • (2) X-Y Analog Joysticks
    • (8) Top Buttons
    • (4) Back Buttons
    • (1) Accelerometer providing X-Y Tilt outputs

    VEXnet Joystick

    • (1) Competition Port
    • (1) Partner Port (for connection to another VEXnet Joystick)
    • (1) Program Port (for wireless programming with the VEX ARM® Cortex®-based Microcontroller)

    Partner Joystick

      (1) Partner Port
      (1) Microcontroller Tether Port

    VEXnet Joystick

    • 5.5in W x 4.3in L x 2.2in H

    Partner Joystick

    • 5.5 in W x 4.3in L x 2.2in H