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V5 Robot Brain

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Everything starts with the V5 Robot Brain. Students and teachers can now run programs, troubleshoot their robot and get important feedback in real-time. Smart Ports automatically detect the type of connected device and handle motors and sensors interchangeably.

Other features include:

  • 4.25” full color touch-screen
  • Dashboards provide real-time diagnostics
  • 21 Smart Ports
  • Eight 3-Wire ports for analog and digital sensors
  • Download programs wirelessly
  • Programmable with VEXcode


The V5 Robot Brain allows for "on the fly" device connection and port swapping. Legacy VEX EDR Sensors and Motors are also supported through eight 3-Wire ports.


Select from one of eight user downloaded programs, or run device diagnostics and configuration for real-time feedback, all right from the brain.


The V5 Robot Brain can be mounted in a variety of ways. The brain can be attached to the robot via four 8-32 mounting inserts on the bottom of the brain, or through detachable mounting flanges.


The V5 Robot Brain uses a Cortex A9 processor in tandem with a FPGA to create a device that is 15x faster than the its predecessor. The V5 Robot Brain also has expanded memory, and additional storage for user programs.

  V5 Robot Brain Specifications VEX ARM® Cortex®-based Microcontroller
Motor Ports Any of the 21 Smart Ports 10
Smart Sensor Ports Any of the 21 Smart Ports  
Radio Ports Any of the 21 Smart Ports  
Tether Ports Any of the 21 Smart Ports remove radios, use USB Cable
Digital Ports Any of the 8 built-in 3-Wire Ports 8
Analog Ports Any of the 8 built-in 3-Wire Ports 12
3-Wire Expansion Add 8 more ports using a 3-Wire Expander.
The 3-Wire Expander uses one Smart Port.
VEXos Processor One Cortex A9 at 667 MHz
Two Cortex M0 at 32 MHz each
User Processor One Cortex A9
1333 Million Instructions per second (MIPS)
Cortex M3
RAM 128 MB 0.0625 MB
Flash 32 MB 0.375 MB
User Program Slots 8 1
USB 2.0 High Speed (480 Mbit/s) Full Speed (12 Mbit/s)
Color Touch Screen 4.25”, 480 x 272 pixels, 65k colors  
Expansion up to 16 GB, FAT32  
Wireless VEXnet 3.0 and Bluetooth 4.2 VEXnet 2.0
System Voltage 12.8 V 7.2 V
Size 4.0” W x 5.5” H x 1.3” L
(101.6 mm x 139.7 mm x 33.02 mm)
4.5” W x 3.9” H x 1.0” L
(114. 3mm x 99.06 mm x 25.4 mm)
Weight 0.63 lbs (285g) 0.30 lbs (137g)

1. A Field-programmable gate array (FPGA) is an electronic component used to build reconfigurable digital circuits. The V5 Brain uses the FPGA for touch screen inputs, screen layering, 60 Hz screen refreshing, timers, and the 21 smart ports.
  • (1) V5 Robot Brain
  • (1) Magnetic Screen Protector
  • (1) V5 Power Cable
  • (2) Attachment Flanges (Long)
  • (2) Attachment Flanges (Short)

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