Using the VEX GO Sensors


Using GO Sensors allows parts of the VEX GO system to interact with the world around them. GO Sensors include the Electromagnet, Eye Sensor, and LED Bumper.

The following article will cover:

  • Electromagnet
    • How do I connect the Electromagnet to the Brain?
    • How can I use the Electromagnet with my VEX GO system?
  • Eye Sensor
    • How do I connect the Eye Sensor to the Brain?
    • How can I use the Eye Sensor with my VEX GO system?
  • LED Bumper
    • How do I connect the LED Bumper to the Brain?
    • How can I use the LED Bumper with my VEX GO system?

Electromagnet

How do I connect the Electromagnet to the Brain?

Connect the Electromagnet to the Brain by inserting the Electromagnet Cable into one of the four Smart Ports on the Brain.

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

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How can I use the Electromagnet with my VEX GO system?

The Electromagnet can be used to pick up and drop disks.

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To control the Electromagnet with the Brain, ensure the Electromagnet and Battery are connected to the Brain.

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Then, program the Electromagnet using VEXcode GO. View the Robot Config articles to learn more about blocks from the ‘Magnet’ category in VEXcode GO.

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Eye Sensor

How do I connect the Eye Sensor to the Brain?

Locate the blue-green Eye Sensor Port on the Brain.

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Connect the Eye Sensor to the Brain by inserting the blue-green Eye Sensor Cable into the blue-green Eye Sensor Port on the Brain.

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Ensure that the blue-green Eye Sensor Cable is fully inserted into the blue-green Eye Sensor Port on the Brain. A ‘click’ sound will ensure that the cable is seated fully into the port.

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The Eye Sensor must be attached to the Brain before powering the Brain on in order to work properly. If the Eye Sensor is attached or removed after the Brain has already been powered on, the Brain must be power cycled (turned off and then back on) in order for the Eye Sensor to function properly.

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How can I use the Eye Sensor with my VEX GO system?

The Eye Sensor can be used to detect if an object is near, and if so, determine the color of that object.

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To control the Eye Sensor with the Brain, ensure the Eye Sensor and Battery are connected to the Brain.

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Then, program the Eye Sensor using VEXcode GO. View the Robot Config articles to learn more about blocks from the ‘Sensing’ category in VEXcode GO.

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LED Bumper

How do I connect the LED Bumper to the Brain?

Connect the LED Bumper to the Brain by inserting the LED Bumper Cable into one of the four Smart Ports on the Brain.

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

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How can I use the LED Bumper with my VEX GO system?

The LED Bumper can be used as a switch to trigger actions when pressed. For example, the LED Bumper can be used to stop the Drivetrain when pressed.

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The LED Bumper can also be used to display red, green, or no color (off).

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

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Then, program the LED Bumper using VEXcode GO. View the Robot Config articles to learn more about blocks from the ‘Sensing’ and ‘Looks’ categories in VEXcode GO.

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