The VEX Classroom App is a useful tool that allows you to get started quickly. The app can be used to easily update GO Brain Firmware, including updating multiple robot brains at one time. You can also use it to rename GO Brains, monitor battery life, and monitor sensor data in real time!
Navigate to your device’s app store and search for ‘VEX Classroom’ to download the app if you have not already done so.
Note: the VEX Classroom App is available on the following platforms:
- Apple App Store - iPads, iPhones, iPod Touches
- Google Play Store - Android phones and tablets
- Amazon Appstore - Amazon Fire tablets
When you open the VEX Classroom App, you will see an image of Colonel Jo explaining the purposes of the app.
Select 'Scan for Robots/Coders' to begin.
Updating the GO Brain Firmware
The firmware on one or multiple GO Brains can be updated at a time using the VEX Classroom App.
For more information on how to update VEX GO using the VEX Classroom App, view the Update VEX GO using the VEX Classroom App article.
Renaming a GO Brain
To rename a GO Brain, select the Brain that is to be renamed.
A list of options will appear. Select ‘Rename.’
A prompt will appear to enter the new name of the Brain.
Enter the Brain’s new name. Note that only letters, numbers, and spaces are accepted. Names are limited to 7 characters and any characters above 7 will be automatically removed. Once finished, select ‘OK.’
The new name will then display.
Locating a GO Brain
A GO Brain can be located using the app. The location feature identifies a specific Brain by making the button on top of the Brain turn yellow.
To locate a GO Brain, select the Brain that is to be located.
A list of options will appear. Select ‘Locate.’
The GO Brain icon and name in the app will flash yellow.
Once the specific GO Brain is located, the button on top of the Brain will turn yellow.
Once the location has ended, the Brains’ name and icon will now show green in the app and the button on top of the Brain will remain solid green.
Monitoring Battery Life
The state of each GO Brain’s Battery is listed. This can be used to monitor the Battery life of one or more GO Brains within range.
Note that the Battery life will not appear if a Brain is not up to date.
Monitoring Sensor Data
To view a particular robot's sensor data, select the Brain of that robot.
The Device info reports the GO Robot's sensor values in real time. Select 'Show Device Info'.
A table displaying device information for the selected Brain will appear.
Data for each connected device is displayed in the 'Reading' column. This information can be used to see how these devices are performing and can be helpful when troubleshooting. For more information, view the Using the VEX Classroom App to Troubleshoot your GO Robot article.
To hide the device information, select the 'Hide Device Info' button.
Accessing Help in the VEX Classroom App
The Help feature in the Classroom App can be accessed from the Splash Screen as well as the Scanning Screen by selecting 'Help'.
The Help feature will link you to articles that provide additional information. Select the desired article.
The selected article from the VEX Library will be displayed. To return to the VEX Classroom App, navigate to the home screen on your device, and then to the Classroom App.
To return to the Scanning Screen from the Help feature, select 'Back'.