Using the VEX GO Switch

Using the Switch allows you to bring the VEX GO system to life without programming.

The following article will cover:

  • Use the Switch With a Motor
  • Use the Switch With the LED Bumper

Use the Switch With a Motor

Using a Motor with the Switch allows you to control the Motor without the need for programming.

There are two ports on the Switch. A Smart Port to connect a Motor or LED Bumper and an orange Battery Port to connect a Battery.

Switch Port

Connect a Motor to the Switch by inserting the Motor Cable into the Smart Port on the Switch.

GO Switch Motor

Ensure that the Motor Cable is fully inserted into the Smart Port on the Switch. A ‘click’ sound will ensure that the cable is seated fully into the Smart Port.

Black Connection

To control a Motor with the Switch, ensure a Motor and Battery are connected to the Switch.

GO Brain Battery

There are three settings on the Switch:

  • ‘+’ : rotates the Motor in the forward direction.
    Switch Forward
  • Neutral: turns the Motor off.
    Switch
  • ‘-’ : rotates the Motor in the reverse direction.
    Switch reverse

View all three settings of the Switch.


Use the Switch With the LED Bumper

Connect the LED Bumper to the Switch by inserting the LED Bumper Cable into the Smart Port on the Switch.

GO Switch Bumper

Ensure that the LED Bumper Cable is fully inserted into the Smart Port on the Switch. A ‘click’ sound will ensure that the cable is seated fully into the Smart Port.

Black Connection

To control the LED Bumper with the Switch, ensure the LED Bumper and Battery are connected to the Switch.

GO Switch Battery Bumper

There are three settings on the Switch when connected to the LED Bumper:

  • ‘+’ : sets the LED Bumper color to green.
    GO Switch Green
  • Neutral: turns the LED Bumper off.
    GO Switch Neutral
  • ‘-’ : sets the LED Bumper color to red.
    GO Switch Red