Connecting to the Controller with Web-based VEXcode EXP - Mac

It takes just a few steps to connect a VEX EXP Controller to Web-based VEXcode EXP on a Mac device.

How To Connect a VEX EXP Controller from Web-based VEXcode EXP on a Mac device


Turn on the Controller by pressing the power button on the Controller until the power indicator light turns green.


Connect the EXP Controller to your Mac device, using the USB-C cable.

Note: Your EXP Controller must remain plugged into your Mac device throughout the connection process. 


Launch web-based VEXcode EXP by navigating to

Select the Controller icon in the Toolbar.


Select ‘Connect.’


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

Note: it may take a few minutes for the Controller to show up in the devices list.


Select the EXP Controller with the lowest ID number from the list of Controllers available.


Select the ‘Connect’ button, once you have chosen the lowest numbered EXP Controller ID.


Once the EXP Controller is successfully connected the Controller icon will turn green.


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

How To Disconnect a VEX EXP Controller from Web-based VEXcode EXP on a Mac


To disconnect your device from an EXP Controller, unplug the USB-C cable from your device or the EXP Controller.


You can also disconnect an EXP Controller from web-based VEXcode EXP by turning the Controller off.

Turn the Controller off by holding the power button until the indicator light on the Controller turns off.

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

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