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The VEXnet Joystick is the most intuitive way to wirelessly control a VEX EDR robot. With a familiar layout inspired by video game controllers, the VEXnet Joystick features a 2-axis accelerometer, 8 face buttons, and 4 "trigger" buttons. Powered by AAA batteries or through the VEXnet Joystick Power Adapter.

Have a lot of moving parts on your robot? Simply connect the Partner Joystick to the VEXnet Joystick using a Coiled Handset Cable and divide command between two separate operators! Great for building teamwork or for complex robots.

NOTE: VEXnet Joystick and Partner Joystick contain the associated controllers ONLY. Six (6) AAA batteries or a power adapter are required for operation, and a VEXnet Key 2.0 is required for wireless communication.

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Product Name Availability Price Qty
VEXnet Joystick
276-2192

Ships in 6 Weeks

$149.99
Partner Joystick
276-1891

Discontinued. Available while supplies last.

$29.99

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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

A. Fast blinking green Power light and Link light on Partner Joystick, VEXnet Joystick light double blinking red
Solution: Verify the Partner Joystick Partner port is connected to the Joystick Partner port. Joystick will not link if partner cable is plugged into Partner Joystick MCU port


B. Slow blinking green Link light on Partner Joystick
Solution: Verify the Partner Joystick Partner port is connected to the Joystick Partner port


C. Slow blinking red Link light on Partner Joystick
Solution: Verify the Partner Joystick Partner port is still connected to the Joystick Partner port. Replace cable


D. Slow blinking yellow Power light on Partner Joystick
Solution: Replace batteries in Partner Joystick


E. Slow blinking red Power light on Partner Joystick
Solution: Replace batteries in Partner Joystick


F. Solid red Power light on Partner Joystick
Solution: Replace batteries in Partner Joystick


G. Very dim Power light on Partner Joystick
Solution: Replace batteries in Partner Joystick

Kit Contents

VEXnet Joystick (276-2192)

  • (1) VEXnet Joystick

Partner Joystick (276-1891)

  • (1) Partner Joystick
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Weight
VEXnet Joystick (276-2192)
  • .47 lbs (No batteries or VEXnet Key)

  • Partner Joystick (276-1891)
  • .45 lbs (No batteries or VEXnet Key)
  • Size
  • 5.5in W x 4.3in L x 2.2in H
  • Other Info

    VEXnet Joystick (276-2192)

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

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

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

    • Ports:
    • - (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 (276-1891)

    • Use with a VEXnet Joystick or tether directly to a VEX ARM® Cortex®-based Microcontroller

    • Ports:
      - (1) Partner Port - (1) Microcontroller Tether Port
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