VEX IQ is a programmable, snap-together robotics system for ages 11-14.
The VEX IQ kit comes with everything you need to successfully implement educational robotics. This kit is perfect for classrooms and a great starter for competition teams. One kit supports 2-4 classroom students, and classroom bundles are available.
Students can use the familiar handheld Controller with the pre-programmed code to drive robots right out of the box, or program them in Scratch or C++ to run autonomously using the additional Smart Sensors. While the included Clawbot IQ instructions help students easily build their first robot, the wide variety of additional included parts means that a team of students can build a robot that is bigger, stronger, and more functional.
Storage Bin & Tray for organized storage of all parts
Smart Motor x4
The smart motor gives your robot movement but also provides feedback to help improve autonomous behaviours. - Control speed, direction, time, revolutions or degrees - Accurately control motor position and speed - Mounts to VEX IQ hardware using standard pins
Bumper Switch x2
A simple push switch. - Detect collisions with objects or walls - Use as a limit switch to detect when the endpoint of travel in a mechanism is reached
As the name suggests, this is the powerful brain that controls your robot. - Programmable - Backlit LCD screen - 12 Smart Ports allow you to connect any combination of motors and sensors - Download programs via USB or Bluetooth
Touch LED x2
An input and output in a single device – the Touch LED can output any colour and detect human touch - RGB LED to output any colour - Capacitive touch sensor will detect a human press but ignore contact with robots or other objects
This video game style controller provides students with a familiar way to take control of their robot - Program your robot to respond to inputs from the controller - 4 analogue joystick axis - 8 digital buttons - Recharge via micro-USB
Battery and Charger
This rechargeable battery slides on to the Robot Brain to give power to your creations. When it needs charging, just slide it on to the included smart charger. - 7.2V - 2000mAh capacity
This sensor can be used to detect the colour of objects and also has a wealth of other functions. - Independently measures the red, green and blue components of a coloured object - Measure ambient light level - Greyscale mode ideal for line tracking - Proximity detection
The Gyro measures turn rate and calculates direction to improve the accuracy of your robot’s autonomous movements. - Make accurate turns - Maintain a heading
The Distance Sensor uses ultrasonic sound waves to measure distance from an object. - Measures distance from 50mm to 1m - Continuously measures distance to minimise delays
VEX Robotics 228-3670
Secondary & High School
Kits & Bundles
Meet four of the VEX IQ robots you can build with the VEX IQ Super Kit!
Armbot IQ, Clawbot IQ, Ike and V-Rex!
A mobile lifting robot ideal for handling cubes. It can carry one cube and store a second on its back.
Robotic arm clawbot that moves on two axes: one axis moves the arm from side to side, and a second axis lift the arm up and down.
A cute mobile robot that can lift and carry various items.
Using only 3 of the 4 motors in the Super Kit, Flex is a good starting point for students looking to add another mechanism to a robot.
Clutch has a lifting arm with a gripper that points down, making it perfect for picking up balls.
Originally designed for the Ringmaster VEX IQ Challenge game, Stretch can collect and lift a variety of different objects.
Hero Bot for the 2020-21 VEX IQ challenge game, Rise Above.
An excellent example of how linkages can be used – V-Rex uses just one motor to move the legs, arms and mouth of the dinosaur.
Fun robotic alligator and code her to walk with motorized legs.
Robotic forklift that can be coded to scoop, lift, and carry objects.
Fun pusher robot with a plow extension that can collect and push objects.
KIWI DRIVE BOT
Omnidirectional moving robot that is designed to dazzle in the dark with six Touch LEDs that can be coded to light up with multiple colors.
VEXcode is a coding environment for students of all ages and levels. VEXcode is consistent across Blocks and Text, across VEX 123, GO, IQ and V5.
Drag. Drop. Drive.
VEXcode’s Block-based interface is the perfect platform for those new to coding. Students use a simple drag and drop interface to create functioning projects.
VEXcode is supported on Chromebook, Windows, Mac, iPadOS and Android Tablets
In your language
VEXcode Blocks are availalbe in English, French, German and Dutch
C++ Text-Based Programming
For more advanced users, VEXcode IQ Text is a free C++ text-based programming environment which allows you to create more complex VEX IQ robot programs. Advanced text editor features such as autocomplete, auto indent, syntax colouring, bracket matching, code-collapsing and more
Supported on Windows, Mac and Chromebook
VEX IQ STEM Labs are 45+ minute lessons that can be tought in progression
VEX Certified Educator program helps prepare you to successfully implement VEX Robotics in your classroom. Once certified, you also gain access to a growing community of education professionals and resources, to collaborate and share experiences, materials, and teaching strategies.
In the VEX IQ Challenge teams of students are tasked with designing and building a robot to play with other teams in a game-based engineering challenge. Classroom STEM concepts are put to the test as students learn lifelong skills in teamwork, leadership, communications, and more.