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Drivers and Firmware Upgrades

This link contains all the necessary drivers for the VEX Cortex system. It also contains up to date links for the current VEXnet Firmware for Cortex, Joystick and white VEXnet 2.0 keys.

Programming VEX EDR

VEX EDR offers different ways to program your robot which means you can choose the language that you and your students are most comfortable with, allowing you to get the most out of your VEX experience, but we will mention two here and focus on ROBOTC.

ROBOTC Programming Environment

ROBOTC is our recommended programming software for use in VEX Competitions. Download a trial version using this link or purchase it from Roboglobal Educational Consulting.

EasyC V4

EasyC V4 is a graphical, drag and drop flowchart style language that is designed specifically for VEX EDR Cortex robots.
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Autodesk Inventor – FREE Download for schools and students

Autodesk offer all of their professional level software to schools and students free of charge. Autodesk Inventor is the perfect tool for building CAD models of your VEX designs.

Official VEX Forum

You are more than likely to contact us directly with any questions you have about VEX products or the game rule. However the VEX Forum is the best place to chat with other VEX teams from all over the World, get answers from the VEX staff or ask questions about the game rules directly to FRC and VEX legend, Karthnik Kangasabapthy, Chairman of the Design Committee!

VEX Tournament Manager

TMS is the software used to run VEX competitions. Whether it is a local scrimmage or the VEX World Championships, TMS runs the same at every competition worldwide. If you have your own field and field electronics, you can use it to run your own competitions.

The REC Foundation

The Robotics Education & Competition Foundation is a non-profit organization which aims to increase student interest and involvement in STEM by engaging students in hands-on sustainable and affordable robotics engineering programs all over the world.
The REC Foundation operates and supports competitions for some of the world’s leading robotics platforms and organizations including VEX and BEST Robotics.

Nothing But Net Game Documentation
A link to the REC Foundation site which has all the documentation for the current VEX Robotics Competition game, Nothing But Net. Get the rules, field specs and more.

1VEX Robot Trouble Shooting Guide
1VEX Cortex and VEXnet Joystick User Guide

Inventors Guide

This Inventor’s Guide is provided as a tool to help you get accustomed to all the features and functionality of the VEX Robotics Design System. Included in this guide are chapters detailing the individual subsystems involved in a basic robot.
1Download the Inventors Guide (26MB)

Other Resources

  • VEX Cortex PC Connection Troubleshooting
  • VEX Robot Troubleshooting Flowchart
  • VEXnet Cortex User’s Guide