Connecting with Web-based VEXcode V5 - Mac

It takes just a few steps to connect a VEX V5 Brain to Web-based VEXcode V5 on a Mac.

How To Connect a VEX V5 Brain from Web-based VEXcode V5 on a Mac


Be sure the V5 Battery is charged and is connected to the V5 Brain.

Turn on the Brain by pressing the Power button on the Brain.


Connect the V5 Brain to your Mac device using the Micro-USB cable. 

Note: Your V5 Brain must remain plugged into your device throughout the connection process.


Launch web-based VEXcode V5 by navigating to

Select the Brain icon in the Toolbar.


Select ‘Connect.’


A text box will appear and explain that you should choose the Brain that has lowest ID number. Select 'Continue' on the text box to open the connection window.


Select the V5 Brain with the lowest ID number, from the list of Brains available.


Select the ‘Connect’ button, once you have chosen the lowest numbered V5 Brain ID.


Once the V5 Brain is successfully connected the Brain icon will turn green.


If the connection was unsuccessful, another text box will appear and prompt you to select the Brain with the different ID number.

How To Disconnect a VEX V5 Brain from Web-based VEXcode V5 on a Mac


To disconnect your device from a V5 Brain, unplug the Micro-USB cable from your device or the V5 Brain.


You can also disconnect a V5 Brain from web-based VEXcode V5 by turning the Brain off.

Turn the Brain off by holding the Power button until the screen on the Brain goes black.

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

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