Configuring a 2-Motor Drivetrain in VEXcode Pro V5

When starting to program with VEXcode Pro V5, Drive and Turn commands will not appear in the Command Reference until a Drivetrain has been configured.

You can only configure one Drivetrain per project. 

If you are configuring a Drivetrain without a Gyro Sensor, click here

Here are the different options when configuring a Drivetrain with a Gyro:

  • Adding a Drivetrain
  • Changing a Drivetrain’s Port Numbers
  • Changing a Drivetrain’s Wheel Size
  • Changing a Drivetrain’s Gear Ratio
  • Reversing a Drivetrain
  • Deleting a Drivetrain
  • Changing a Gear Cartridge 

Adding a Drivetrain

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To configure a Drivetrain, select the Robot Configuration button to open the Robot Configuration window. A project must be open in order to use the Robot Configuration window.

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Select “Add a device.”

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Select “Drivetrain.”

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Select which ports the Left Motor, Right Motor, and the Gyro Sensor are attached to on the VEX V5 Brain. Ports that are already configured for other devices will be unavailable.

Note: The Gyro Sensor is connected to a 3-Wire port not a Smart Port.

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Once the Drivetrain has been configured, select “Done” to complete the configuration or “Cancel” to return back to the Robot Configuration window.

Note: Selecting “Cancel” will undo any changes you have made to the device and will not be a part of the configuration.

Note: If you are not configuring the Drivetrain for a VEX V5 Clawbot or Speedbot, see the additional options below.


Changing a Drivetrain’s Port Numbers

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You can change the port number for the Left Motor, Right Motor or Gyro in the Drivetrain by selecting the device’s plug icon in the top right corner of the Drivetrain Settings window.

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Select a different port on the Port Selection screen and the port number will turn blue. Then select "Done" to submit the change.


Changing a Drivetrain’s Wheel Size

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You can change the wheel size for the Drivetrain by selecting the dropdown menu under “Wheel Size.”

Note: The default values are for the VEX V5 Clawbot and Speedbot. If you are using the Clawbot or Speedbot, you do not need to change the values.


Changing a Drivetrain’s Gear Ratio

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You can change the gear ratio for the Drivetrain by entering values in the “Input” and “Output” boxes.

Note: The default values are for the VEX V5 Clawbot and Speedbot. If you are using the Clawbot or Speedbot, you do not need to change the values.


Reversing a Drivetrain

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The Drivetrain Settings window also allows the direction of the Drivetrain to be reversed.


Deleting a Drivetrain

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A Drivetrain can also be deleted by selecting the “Delete” option at the bottom of the window.


Changing a Gear Cartridge

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The Drivetrain Settings window also allows the gear cartridge to be changed.