VEX Robotics and COVID-19

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VEX Robotics is still shipping orders in accordance with our shipping policies and timelines. To best serve our customers, any freight orders will require manual confirmation in advance that you are still able to receive shipments.

If you have any questions or require special considerations, such as changing a shipping address on an existing order, please don't hesitate to contact sales@vex.com or 903-453-0802.

VEX Robotics and COVID-19

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions regarding VEX Robotics and COVID-19.

VEX Robotics and COVID-19

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions regarding VEX Robotics and COVID-19.

To best serve our customers, any freight orders will require manual confirmation in advance that you are still able to receive shipments.

If you have any questions or require special considerations, such as changing a shipping address on an existing order, please don't hesitate to contact eusales@vex.com or 00 44 1925 251038.

VEX Robotics and COVID-19

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions regarding VEX Robotics and COVID-19.

To best serve our customers, any freight orders will require manual confirmation in advance that you are still able to receive shipments.

If you have any questions or require special considerations, such as changing a shipping address on an existing order, please don't hesitate to contact eusales@vex.com or 00 44 1925 251038.

VEX Robotics and COVID-19

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions regarding VEX Robotics and COVID-19.

To best serve our customers, any freight orders will require manual confirmation in advance that you are still able to receive shipments.

If you have any questions or require special considerations, such as changing a shipping address on an existing order, please don't hesitate to contact auinfo@vex.com or 61 08 8326 5500.

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VEXcode is free to use.

New features in this version:

  • Updated Chinese translations.
  • Adjusted Android Google Play Store entry from allowing VEXcode IQ Blocks from being loaded on unsupported devices (non-Tablets)
  • Support for VEX IQ Firmware version 2.1.5 (released on February 12th, 2020)

Bug Fixes:

  • Resolved an issue where the Drivetrain device was generating incorrect code for the “wheelbase” and “track width” parameters
  • Resolved an issue where My Blocks may not have been able to reference other My Blocks.
  • Included an updated VEX Vision Utility to resolve issues when selecting a color region. Users can now drag in any direction when selecting the desired color region.
  • Resolved an issue where the “Enable”/”Disable” parameters for the “Controller Enable/Disable” block were inverted
  • Resolved an issue where users could enter a gear ratio of zero which would generate a compiler error
  • Added missing “Accurate Turns” example project
  • Resolved an issue where Gyro Sensors could not be calibrated for 4 seconds
  • Updated numerous example projects and templates to set code and device parameters to correct values.

Known Issues:

  1. Blocks do not automatically update when device / direction names change in the Devices window
  2. Share functionality is not yet supported on iPad/Android
  3. Recent Projects is not yet supported on ChromeOS
  4. Projects will not download on iPad/Android if a VEX IQ Controller with a Smart Radio installed is actively linked to a VEX IQ Brain
  5. Tutorial videos cannot be played in “full screen” mode on ChromeOS
  6. When installing on Windows 7, you may receive a warning about unsigned VEX IQ drivers. Users will need to select “Install this driver software anyways” to proceed
  7. Interacting with notes on iOS devices may cause problems with responsiveness. If the workspace is not responsive after interacting with notes, select a Category from the Toolbox to restore the workspace
  8. Using the “Share” button to generate a PDF of the project does not print the content of project notes (yellow boxes)
  9. My Blocks argument blocks may not appear disabled if you drag them straight from the definition block into any other block - however the block's behavior is actually disabled.
C++ text-based programming included with VEXcode IQ 2.0, coming in Q2 2020

VEXcode V5 Blocks - v1.0.9

iOS & Android versions coming in Q2 2020
Minimum system requirements


New features in this version:

  • Updated Chinese translations.

Bug Fixes:

  • Resolved an issue where the Drivetrain device was generating incorrect code for the “wheelbase” and “track width” parameters
  • Resolved an issue where My Blocks may not have been able to reference other My Blocks.
  • Included an updated VEX Vision Utility to resolve issues when selecting a color region. Users can now drag in any direction when selecting the desired color region.
  • Resolved an issue where the “Enable”/”Disable” parameters for the “Controller Enable/Disable” block were inverted
  • Resolved an issue where users could enter a gear ratio of zero which would generate a compiler error
  • Resolved an issue where the “Clawbot 2-Motor Drivetrain, No Gyro” template was configured with a 4-motor Drivetrain
  • Resolve an issue with clearing rows on the controller screen
  • Updated the “SDV” template wheelbase value to improve turn accuracy
  • Resolved an issue with motor direction names for templates using the Clawbot
  • Resolved a discrepancy with the servo range limits to match the VEX servo hardware (0-100 degrees of motion).
  • Resolve an issue when the “battery capacity in %” reporter block returned incorrect data
  • Updated numerous example projects and template to set code and device parameters to correct values.

Known Issues:

  1. Blocks do not automatically update when device / direction names change in the Devices window
  2. Recent Projects is not yet supported on ChromeOS
  3. Tutorial videos cannot be played in “full screen” mode on ChromeOS
  4. Using the “Share” button to generate a PDF of the project does not print the content of project notes (yellow boxes)
  5. My Blocks argument blocks may not appear disabled if you drag them straight from the definition block into any other block - however the block's behavior is actually disabled

VEXcode V5 Text - v1.0.4

Chromebook version coming in Q2 2020
Minimum system requirements


New features in this version:

  • Added a check and alert when VEXcode V5 Text is missing key build files (makefile, mkenv.mk, mkrules.mk) to help make it easier to identify build problems

Bug Fixes:

  • Included an updated VEX Vision Utility to resolve issues when selecting a color region. Users can now drag in any direction when selecting a desired color region.
  • Resolve an issue where VEXcode V5 Text may get into a state where dialogs boxes will no longer appear.
  • Added improved message handling in “vexlink” classes
  • Resolved an issue where brain battery value reported incorrect data when returned as a percentage
  • Resolved issues with the “motor_group” spinFor time functions.
  • Resolved issues with the “motor_group” constructor when used with the maximum number of motors.
  • Resolved an issue with “thread” and “task” classes when using a task with arguments
  • Updated the SDK to change device base class destructors to virtual.

Known Issues:

  1. The Simplified Autocomplete functionality will be improved for the future releases
  2. The "Accelerometer" device type is not showing up in Autocomplete
  3. “Editor Font Zoom Reset” under “Tool” menu on Windows, resets to slightly smaller font than the default

Other programming software

Tech support for these options are handled by their developers, not VEX.