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.

In accordance with the Ontario Government, our Canadian office and warehouse will be closed until Wednesday April 8th, due to COVID-19. Orders will resume shipping upon our return. Please feel free to email us at casales@vex.com if you have any questions.

Thank you for your understanding during this difficult period. All the best and stay safe.

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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Key Terms

VEX IQ Curriculum - Smart Machines


Key Terms

A Sensor is a device that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. VEX IQ sensors can detect light, color, objects, motion, and more!


Programming is the process of providing a computer or other machine, such as a robot and its components, with coded instructions for the automatic performance of a particular task.


Ultrasonic Sound Waves are sounds that are too high of a frequency to be heard by humans. The VEX IQ Distance Sensor sends ultrasonic sound waves out that will bounce back if something is in its path, measuring distance by the amount of time it takes the sound to return.


A Gyroscope (or Gyro) is a sensor that can detect and measure rotation or turning of an object.


Degrees of Turn describes how far an object, like a robot, has turned. An object that spins completely around to its original starting position has turned 360 degrees. An object that has turned to face the opposite direction has turned 180 degrees. VEX IQ Sensors can measure Degrees of Turn, allowing for precise control.


An Encoder senses mechanical motion and translates the information (velocity, position, acceleration) into useful data. VEX IQ Smart Motors have built in Encoders.