Updating the VEX AI System

Before beginning these steps ensure that your setup meets this criteria:

  • VEX AI License Key is plugged in the Jetson.
  • VEX AI Intel Camera is plugged in the Jetson.
  • VEX AI FLIR Camera is plugged in the Jetson.
  • SD card is inserted in the Jetson.
  • Jetson was rebooted after plugging in all devices (if the Jetson was turned on during devices being plugged in).

Updates to the VEX AI System ensure that it is running properly.

This article will cover:


Finding the current version of software

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Launch the VEX AI Dashboard and select ‘Update Page.’

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Note the version of the software on this page. If the version is less than 0.12 follow then steps in the “Version 0.11” section below. If the version greater than or equal to 0.12 then follow the steps in the “Version >= 0.12” section below.


Version >= 0.12 Update Steps

Download the following gz file needed to update the VEX AI System.

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Launch the VEX AI Dashboard and select ‘Update Page.’

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Select ‘Choose File’ to attach the next file.

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Attach the file that was downloaded (vexai_014.tar.gz). Once the tar file is attached, select ‘Begin Update.’ The update may take a couple minutes to complete. Please be patient and wait for the screen to refresh. Once the update is complete, a success message will appear.

Reboot the Jetson. Make sure to verify the new version by navigating to the “Update Page” after the reboot and verifying that the version is correct.


Version 0.11 Update Step 1

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Download the following zip file needed to update the VEX AI System. The zip file contains Step 1 and Step 2. Do not decompress the contents in Step 1 and Step 2.

Update file


Updating the VEX AI System: Step 1

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Launch the VEX AI Dashboard and select ‘Update Page.’

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Select ‘Choose File’ to attach the next file.

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Attach the file inside the Step 1 folder named ‘WebDashboard.tar.gz.’

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Once the tar file is attached, select ‘Begin Update.’ The update may take a couple minutes to complete. Please be patient and wait for the screen to refresh.

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Once the update is complete, a success message will appear. Before moving to Step 2, power off and then power on the Jetson.


Updating the VEX AI System: Step 2

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Launch the VEX AI Dashboard and select ‘Update Page.’

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Select ‘Choose File’ to attach the next file.

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Attach the file inside the Step 2 folder named ‘vexai.tar.gz.’

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Once the tar file is attached, select ‘Begin Update.’ The update may take a couple minutes to complete. Please be patient and wait for the screen to refresh.

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Once the update is complete, a success message will appear. Power off and then power on the Jetson to complete the update process.

To verify a successful update, navigate back to the Update page. Current Version should display as 0.12. If not, repeat steps 1 and 2.