The VEX Classroom app is a useful tool that allows users to get started quickly.
Navigate to your device’s app store and search for ‘VEX Classroom’ to download the app if you have not already done so.
The following article will cover:
- Updating the Coder Firmware
- Renaming a Coder
- Locating a Coder
- Monitoring Battery Life
- Adjusting the Coder’s Sleep Time
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
Updating the Coder Firmware
The firmware on one or multiple Coders can be updated using the VEX Classroom app.
For more information on how to update one or multiple Coders using the VEX Classroom app, view the Update the Coder Using the VEX Classroom App article.
Renaming a Coder
To rename a Coder, select the Coder that is to be renamed.
A list of options will appear. Select ‘Rename.’
A prompt will appear to enter the new name of the Coder.
Enter the Coder’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 Coder
A Coder can be located using the app. The location feature identifies a specific Coder by making the indicator light on the Coder flash yellow.
To locate a Coder, select the Coder that is to be located.
A list of options will appear. Select ‘Locate.’
The Coder icon and name in the app will flash yellow, and the indicator light on the Coder will flash yellow. Once the location has ended, the Coder’s name and icon will now show green in the app and the indicator light on the Coder will flash green.
Monitoring Battery Life
The state of each Coder’s Battery is listed. This can be used to monitor the Battery life of one or more Coder’s within range.
Adjusting the Coder’s Sleep Time
The Coder will go to sleep (power itself off) after a set amount of time. To adjust the Coder’s sleep time, select the Coder that is to be adjusted.
Note: the Coder will go to sleep after 30 seconds if not connected to a device.
Select the sleep time drop-down.
Choose a new sleep time of 2 minutes (lowest setting), 5 minutes (medium setting), or 15 minutes (highest setting) and select ‘Done’ when finished. The default sleep time setting is 5 minutes.
The sleep time will then be displayed.