Switching VEX GO Brain Connections in VEXcode GO

Once your device is connected to a GO Brain, it is simple to switch the Brain connection in order to connect your device to a different Brain using VEXcode GO.

For the purpose of this article, a device will first be shown connected to Robot 1. It will then be disconnected in order to connect the device to Robot 2.

Disconnecting from a Brain


First, ensure that a Brain is connected to your device in VEXcode GO by selecting the Brain Icon in the Toolbar.  

The button on top of the Brain will flash green when it is connected to a device.


To disconnect the device from Robot 1, select ‘Disconnect.’


The status will now report that no Brain is connected. 


The button on top of the Brain will remain a solid green when it is powered on, but not connected to a device.

Connecting to a new Brain


To connect the device to a new Brain, select ‘Connect.’


A list of available Brains within range will appear.


Choose a new Brain and then select ‘Connect.’


The status will report that the new Brain is connecting.


Once the connection is complete, the status will report as connected.

The button on top of the Brain will flash green when it is connected to a device.

When VEXcode GO is ‘Searching’


If a device is connected to a Brain and the Brain is turned off or no longer in range, the Brain Status Icon in the Toolbar will turn orange to indicate that VEXcode GO is ‘searching’ for the Brain.


Once the Brain is powered back on or back in range, the device will auto-connect with the Brain.

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