Downloading and Running a VEX IQ Blocks Project

Downloading and running a project with VEXcode IQ is as easy as four steps.

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First, save the project (MacOS, Windows, ChromeOS, iPad, Android).

Note: You can choose which slot on the Brain your project is downloaded to, but it is not required. To learn more about downloading a project to a selected slot on the Brain, see this article.

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Next, connect the Brain and check that its icon is green and the Download and other icons are white.

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Then, select Download to download the project to the Brain’s selected slot.

Note: The Download, Run, and Stop icons will be disabled until the download is complete.

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Finally, run your project. You can select Run from the Toolbar in VEXcode IQ, or using the buttons on the Brain. View this article to learn more about running a program from the Brain.

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Your project will show in the Programs menu on the Brain screen. A (1st generation) Brain is pictured on the left, and a (2nd generation) screen is pictured on the right.