The VR HEXBUG nano in VEXcode VR is equipped with sensing capabilities, various controls, and differing physical features.


VR HEXBUG nano Controls

The VR nano has the following controls:

  • A drivetrain with a built-in gyro. This enables the “Drivetrain” category of commands in the Toolbox of VEXcode VR.


  • The VR nano can pick up food and eat it or carry it around Planet HEXBUG.
  • Because enemies can be found throughout Planet HEXBUG, the VR nano has the ability to attack enemies. Attacking may be beneficial in some these scenarios:
    • To gather the food enemies are protecting
    • To collect energy from defeating enemies
    • In defense if an enemy has sensed the VR nano
    • For more information on attacking enemies, see this article.

VR HEXBUG nano Physical Attributes

The VR nano has the following physical attributes:

  • The VR nano is approximately 450 millimeters (mm) long and 150 millimeters (mm) wide.
  • The color of the VR nano indicates what level you currently are at in the Planet HEXBUG Playground.
    • Level 1: Blue
    • Level 2: Black
    • Level 3: Orange
    • Level 4: Red
    • Level 5: Purple
    • To learn more about leveling up, see this article.

VR HEXBUG nano Sensing

The VR nano has the following sensing capabilities:

  • A Distance Sensor that returns the distance of a detected object in millimeters (mm) and inches.
  • A Location Sensor that reports the VR nano's position. This is done with (X,Y) coordinates in millimeters (mm).
  • Built-in AI technology for smelling food and enemies, and seeing food, obstacles, home, and enemies.
  • Additional sensing capabilities include:
    • Ability to detect when the VR nano is under attack
    • Ability to report the amount of food stored at home

To learn more about the VR nano’s AI, see this article.

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