VEX Robotics and COVID-19

The VEX Robotics World Championship has been canceled. Click here to read the official announcement from the REC Foundation. If you have any questions about VEX Worlds or other competition events, please contact customerservice@roboticseducation.org.

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

The VEX Robotics World Championship has been canceled. Click here to read the official announcement from the REC Foundation. If you have any questions about VEX Worlds or other competition events, please contact customerservice@roboticseducation.org.

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

The VEX Robotics World Championship has been canceled. Click here to read the official announcement from the REC Foundation. If you have any questions about VEX Worlds or other competition events, please contact customerservice@roboticseducation.org.

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

The VEX Robotics World Championship has been canceled. Click here to read the official announcement from the REC Foundation. If you have any questions about VEX Worlds or other competition events, please contact customerservice@roboticseducation.org.

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

The VEX Robotics World Championship has been canceled. Click here to read the official announcement from the REC Foundation. If you have any questions about VEX Worlds or other competition events, please contact customerservice@roboticseducation.org.

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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VEX IQ Sensor Overview

VEX IQ Curriculum - Smart Machines


VEX IQ Sensor Overview

Sensor Name Sensor Image Sensor Specs & Use Default Functionality
Bumper Switch Allows for the sense of touch in the VEX IQ platform. Detect a wall, obstacle, or limit mechanism movement. With a Bumper Switch in port 2, it disables/enables a Smart Motor in port 4.
Touch LED Smart Sensor with red, green, blue LEDs. Constant on, off, or blink at any desired rate. Touch sensor with finger for interaction. Enables and disables Autopilot or similar robot running Driver Control Program when dome of sensor is tapped. Glows green when enabled, red when disabled.
Distance Sensor Uses ultrasonic sound waves to measure distance. Measures distance from 1 inch to 10 feet. Commonly used to avoid obstacles. Slows down and eventually stops as Autopilot or similar robot running Driver Control Program as the robot approaches an obstacle.
Color Sensor Detects the color of objects. Measures independent red, green, and blue in 256 levels each. Enables and disables Autopilot or similar robot running Driver Control Program when the sensor is “shown” a green card (enabled) or red card (disabled).
Gyro Sensor Measures turn rate and calculates direction. Frequently used in autonomous robot navigation and turning. With Autopilot or similar robot running Driver Control Program, it returns a robot to its original direction when driving stops.
Smart Motor Commands and measures speed, direction, time, revolutions and/or degrees of turn using its Encoder. No extra default functionality, but Encoders allow for superior motor control with simple programming.