Get Started with a VEX IQ (2nd gen) Classroom Bundle

When you get your VEX IQ (2nd gen) Classroom Bundle, there are a few things you can do to get yourself organized and started. This article will cover the basics of unpacking your Classroom Bundle and getting ready to use VEX IQ (2nd gen) with your students.

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Note: All of the resources in this article are based on a Small Classroom Bundle. If you ordered a Classroom Bundle, you will receive the equivalent of two Small Classroom Bundles. If you ordered a Large Classroom Bundle, you will receive the equivalent of three Small Classroom Bundles.

This article reviews all of the pieces in your VEX IQ Small Classroom Bundle and where you can find them. For an in-depth view of everything in the Small Classroom Bundle, watch the unboxing video below! 

  • Part: This is the name of the part.
  • Photo: This is an image of the part. Use this for reference while unboxing your Classroom Bundle.
  • Quantity: This is the quantity of each part provided.
  • Location: This is where you can find the parts in your Classroom Bundle.
  • Helpful Hints: These are provided in the Location column. These hints provide extra context or information on packaging, identifying part numbers, or tips for additional organization.
Part Photo Quantity Location
IQ Education Kits - Structure Bin storage-right-structure-bin.png 5

Helpful Hint:

Label each bin so that the Structure bin and the Motion bin remain paired together as you distribute kits in the classroom.

 

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IQ Education Kits - Motion Bin storage-left-motion-bin.png 5

Helpful Hint:

Label each bin so that the Structure bin and the Motion bin remain paired together as you distribute kits in the classroom.

 

 

Field Tiles IQ_Field_Tile.png 12

These will be located in the blue Carrying Case.

Field Walls EXP_Wall.png 16

These will be located in the blue Carrying Case.

IQ Cubes Screen_Shot_2022-02-24_at_2.55.00_PM.png 18

These will be located in the blue Carrying Case.

 

Helpful Hint:

You will receive 6 IQ Cubes of each color: red, green and blue.

Parts Poster Screen_Shot_2022-03-04_at_9.37.07_AM.pngScreen_Shot_2022-03-04_at_9.37.17_AM.png 1

These will be located in the blue Carrying Case.

Helpful Hint:

The PDF version for the Parts Poster can be found at posters.vex.com.

Extra USB Cables USB-A_to_USB-C_Cables.png 5

These will be located in the blue Carrying Case. Remember to check the zipper pockets while unpacking the case.

Helpful Hint:

Keep the extra USB cables with the Classroom Chargers so the USB cables in the Electronics Bin can be used for connecting to VEXcode IQ.

Classroom Chargers Chargers.png 2

These will be located in the blue Carrying Case. Remember to check the zipper pockets while unpacking the case.

Helpful Hint:

There are 5 USB ports between the two chargers, so you can charge 5 IQ Brains or 5 IQ Controllers with one outlet. Keep the extra USB cables with the Classroom Charger so the USB cables in the Electronics Bin can be used for connecting to VEXcode IQ.

Extra 1 x 1 Connector Pins

 

Screen_Shot_2022-02-24_at_1.50.04_PM.png 1 Jewel Case with 221 Connector Pins

All extra jewel cases will be located in the blue Carrying Case on top of the IQ Cubes.

 

Helpful Hint:

Each set of extra parts will be contained in a small jewel case. Remove these and keep them in a teacher-only area to ensure your extra parts are not mixed into existing IQ Kits.

Extra Connector Pins and Cable Anchors Screen_Shot_2022-02-24_at_2.13.14_PM.png

1 Jewel Case with 

  • 53 1 x 2 Connector Pins
  • 21 2 x 2 Connector Pins
  • 22 0 x 2 Connector Pins
  • 21 0 x 3 Connector Pins 
  • 11 Cable Anchors

All extra jewel cases will be located in the blue Carrying Case on top of the IQ Cubes.

 

Helpful Hint:

Each set of extra parts will be contained in a small jewel case. Remove these and keep them in a teacher-only area to ensure your extra parts are not mixed into existing IQ Kits.

Extra Chain Assemblies and Links, Traction links, Intake Flaps, 24X Pitch Ropes, Rubber Bands and Center Lock Beams

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1 Jewel Case with 

  • 2 Chain Assemblies
  • 5 Chain Links
  • 5 Traction Links
  • 3 Short Intake Flaps
  • 2 Medium Intake Flaps
  • 2 24x Pitch Ropes
  • 2 Rubber Bands
  • 2 1 x 3 Center Lock Beams

All extra jewel cases will be located in the blue Carrying Case on top of the IQ Cubes.

 

Helpful Hint:

Each set of extra parts will be contained in a small jewel case. Remove these and keep them in a teacher-only area to ensure your extra parts are not mixed into existing IQ Kits.

Extra Standoffs, Standoff Extenders and Standoff Connectors Screen_Shot_2022-02-24_at_2.31.05_PM.png

1 Jewel Case with 

  • 11 0.25x Pitch Standoffs
  • 13 0.5x Pitch Standoffs
  • 13 1x Pitch Standoffs
  • 15 2x Pitch Standoffs
  • 5 4x Pitch Standoffs
  • 6 6x Pitch Standoffs
  • 11 0.5x Pitch Standoff Extenders
  • 13 Mini Standoff Connectors
  • 9 End Standoff Connectors
  • 9 90 Degree Standoff Connectors

All extra jewel cases will be located in the blue Carrying Case on top of the IQ Cubes.

 

Helpful Hint:

Each set of extra parts will be contained in a small jewel case. Remove these and keep them in a teacher-only area to ensure your extra parts are not mixed into existing IQ Kits.

Extra Shafts, Idler Pins, Washers, Spacers, Rubber Shaft Collars, 1 x 1 Beams, 12 Tooth Gears, 8 Tooth Sprockets, 1 x 4 End Lock Beams

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1 Jewel Case 

 

All extra jewel cases will be located in the blue Carrying Case on top of the IQ Cubes.

 

Helpful Hint:

Each set of extra parts will be contained in a small jewel case. Remove these and keep them in a teacher-only area to ensure your extra parts are not mixed into existing IQ Kits.

Carrying Case for Field Tiles, Walls, and Game Elements 228-6521_right.jpeg 1

This Carrying Case will contain all of the extra parts, cables and chargers, the parts poster, the Field Tiles and Walls, and the game elements of your IQ Classroom Bundle.

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