Using the Printable VEX GO Parts Ruler

Whether organizing parts, following a set of build instructions, or building a custom design, identifying a part correctly can be crucial to your success.

The VEX GO Parts Ruler is a handy tool to help identify parts.

Note: when printing the .pdf be sure to set to 100% scale.

This article will explain:

Using the Ruler to Identify Parts

The VEX GO Parts Ruler can be used to identify parts while organizing parts or following a set of build instructions. The scale on the ruler is 1:1, so parts can simply be placed on top of the ruler.


Measuring Beams and Plates. Example shown is a 2x6 Beam.

  • 2 indicates a width of 2 pitch units.
  • 6 indicates a length of 6 pitch units.


Measuring Standoffs. Example shown is a 0.5x pitch Standoff.


Measuring Pulleys. Example shown is a 30mm Pulley.


Measuring Gears. Example shown is a 16 Tooth Gear.


Measuring ropes. Example shown is the Short Rope.

  • The Short Rope is 12x pitch
  • The Long Rope is 24x pitch


Measuring Pins. Example shown is a 1x2 Pin.


Measure Specialty Beams. Example shown is a 45° Angle Beam.


Measure Shafts. Example shown is a 2x pitch shaft.


Measure shaft accessories. Example shown is a shaft collar.

Tip and trick: The .pdf of the VEX GO Parts Ruler can be printed out on a clear plastic transparency. This will allow the ruler to be overlaid on a robot and measurements can be made by measuring through the ruler.

For more on VEX GO parts, view these articles from the VEX Library.

For more information, help, and tips, check out the many resources at VEX Professional Development Plus

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