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Color & Part Number Info

VEX IQ Color Information

Many VEX IQ elements now have the option to come in a different color. These colors will allow you to customize the look of your robot, and add your own personal style. The purpose of this page is to serve as a reference for these VEX IQ Color Identifiers, and to clarify part number information.

The first three digits of all VEX product SKU's refer to their respective product line. In the case of VEX IQ, the first three digits of all parts will be 228. The next four digits represent the product's color identifier, which can be referenced in the chart below. The final three digits of the SKU serve as the unique product identifier. This part of the SKU will stay the same for each unique product regardless of color (for example, a 2x6 beam will still be a 2x6 beam), but the unique center SKU will change depending on the color.

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Color Name Color SKU Identifier RGB Transparency  
  Dark Grey 3616 84, 88, 90 Opaque VEX IQ 2x6 Beam

Color: Dark Grey
Part Number: 228-3616-021

  Red 3445 210, 38, 48 Opaque
  Orange 3446 255, 103, 31 Opaque
  Yellow 3449 255, 205, 0 Opaque
  Green 3450 0, 150, 57 Opaque
  Blue 3196 0, 119, 200 Opaque
  Purple 3448 95, 37, 159 Opaque
  Pink 3451 229, 109, 177 Opaque
  White 3943 217, 217, 214 Opaque
  Medium Grey 3944 137, 141, 141 Opaque
  Jet Black 3201 37, 40, 42 Opaque

VEX IQ Part Number InformationQuey, the VEX IQ Helper!

Every element in the VEX IQ system has a unique part number. Assembled items or complete kits use a 7-digit part number, while individual parts use a 10-digit (or possibly 11-digit) part number.

For example, the Starter Kit with Controller is a complete kit, so it has a 7-digit part number of 228-3060. Similarly, the Robot Brain is a standalone assembled item, so it has its own part number: 228-2540.

However, the Dark Grey 2x6 beam (for example) has a 10-digit part number (228-3616-021) since it is never sold individually. This 10-digit number is broken up into three groups:

  • 228, the VEX product line identifier - all VEX IQ products begin with 228
  • 3616, the 4-digit color-identifying number* - see the table above for each color's specific number
  • 021, the unique ID for that specific element - this is what differentiates 2x6 beam from a 2x8 beam
* - Note: For cases where a color doesn't matter (such as CAD files), 2500 can be used as the 4-digit color identifier. For example, a colorless 2x6 Beam would be 228-2500-021.