Getting Started with VEX V5

When you get your VEX V5 Kit, there are a few things you can do to get yourself started. This article will cover the basics of getting ready to use VEX V5.


Charge and Connect Your VEX V5 Brain Battery

In order to use your V5 Brain, you will need to have a battery charged and ready.

Charge Your VEX V5 Controller


  • Charge your V5 Controller via a USB cable connected to a power source or a device.

Download VEXcode V5

VEXcode V5 is the application used to code the V5 hardware, as well as update it's firmware. 


To install VEXcode V5, visit and select 'Download.'

Then, select the button that matches your device, and download the app onto your device.

Update Firmware with VEXcode V5

VEXcode V5 is used to not only code your VEX V5 hardware, but also to update the firmware of your V5 devices. Each update of VEXcode V5 will require the latest version of the VEXos firmware installed on the Brain before projects can be downloaded.

For more information, help, and tips, check out the many resources at VEX Professional Development Plus

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