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Compare the features of the 1st and 2nd generations of VEX IQ.

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VEX IQ Super Kit
(1st generation)
VEX IQ Education Kit
(2nd generation)
VEX IQ Competition Kit
(2nd generation)
Price $379
(Discontinued)
$399 $599
Robot Brain, Battery, Controller
with improved capabilities

with improved capabilities
Motors 4 4 6
Gyro Sensor
External

Improved and inside the Brain

Improved and inside the Brain
Color, Distance Sensors
with improved capabilities

with improved capabilities
Touch LED 2 1 1
Bumpers 2 1 1
Storage 1 Bin, 1 Tray 2 Bins, 2 Organized Trays 4 Bins, 3 Organized Trays
Parts Count 787 1052 (33% more parts) 1773
Parts Included Super Kit of Parts Education Kit of Parts Competition Kit of Parts
Pin Tool No Yes Yes

Robot Brain Comparison

1st
generation
2nd
generation
Smart Ports 12 12
Screen 2" Black & White with Buttons 1.8" Color with Buttons
Inertial Sensor External, 1-axis Built-In, 6-axis
Radios Plug-in, Bluetooth 4.2 Built-in, Bluetooth 5.0
Performance 1x CPU Speed, 1x Ram, 1x Flash 4x CPU Speed, 12x Ram, 32x Flash
Coding ROBOTC, VEXcode, Others VEXcode using Blocks, Python, and C++
Datalogging & Storage No Micro SD Card
On-screen Multilingual No

Robot Battery Comparison

1st
generation
2nd
generation
Capacity 7.2v, 2,000 mAh 7.2v, 2,000 mAh
Chemistry NiMh Li-ion
Runtime 1x ~5x Longer Without Slowing Down
Charger Custom USB-C

Controller Comparison

1st
generation
2nd
generation
8 Buttons & 2 Joysticks
with 2 extra Joystick "click" buttons
Wireless Programming
with Faster Downloads
Charger USB Micro USB-C
Radios Plug-in, Bluetooth 4.0 Built-in, Bluetooth 5.0

All 1st and 2nd generation electronics are compatible with one another.