VEX Robotics will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 22nd, and Friday, November 23rd. Our office will re-open on Monday, November 26th.

Be advised that FedEx will be closed for delivery on Thursday, 11/22. For example, a Next-Day Air order placed by 2:00 PM CST on Wednesday, 11/21, will be delivered on Friday, 11/23. Orders placed after 2:00 PM CST on Wednesday will process and ship out Monday, 11/26, to then be delivered according to the selected shipping speed.

We appreciate your understanding and wish all VEX users a happy holiday!

Color & Part Number Info

Add personality to your robots through custom colorcoloured parts

Many VEX IQ elements now have the option to come in a different colorcolour. These colorscolours will allow you to customizecustomise the look of your robot, and add your own personal style. The purpose of this page is to serve as a reference for these VEX IQ colorcolour Identifiers, and to clarify part number information.


colorcolour Name colorcolour SKU ID RGB
Dark Grey 3616 84, 88, 90
Red 3445 210, 38, 48
Orange 3446 255, 103, 31
Yellow 3449 255, 205, 0
Green 3450 0, 150, 57
Blue 3196 0, 119, 200
Purple 3448 95, 37, 159
Pink 3451 229, 109, 177
White 3943 217, 217, 214
Medium Grey 3944 137, 141, 141
Jet Black 3201 37, 40, 42

VEX IQ Part Number Information

VEX IQ Part Number Information

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Every element in the VEX IQ system has a unique part number. Assembled items or complete kits use a 7-digit part number, while individual parts use a 10-digit (or possibly 11-digit) part number.


For example, the Starter Kit with Controller is a complete kit, so it has a 7-digit part number of 228-3060. Similarly, the Robot Brain is a standalone assembled item, so it has its own part number: 228-2540.


However, the Dark Grey 2x6 beam (for example) has a 10-digit part number (228-3616-021) since it is never sold individually. This 10-digit number is broken up into three groups:

  • 228, the VEX product line identifier - all VEX IQ products begin with 228
  • 3616, the 4-digit colorcolour-identifying number* - see the table above for each colorcolour's specific number
  • 021, the unique ID for that specific element - this is what differentiates 2x6 beam from a 2x8 beam

* - Note: For cases where a colorcolour doesn't matter (such as CAD files), 2500 can be used as the 4-digit colorcolour identifier. For example, a colorcolourless 2x6 Beam would be 228-2500-021.