New player to vex iq

Sorry, i did use the search bar but nothing really came up and there is a few more questions I needed to ask.

My son has just started at his school and absolutely loved vex iq and even qualified after his first round with his team mate.

We have heard about it but not concrete on all the details.

Where is the new game officialy released with all the details? 21-22 year game? Is there an official site so I can sign up?

Where is the best place to buy the kits? We are in australia.

What program is used for coding?

He does it at school but it is only for 1 hour per week and the teams are quite large. He is absolute taken with it and I love the team building side of it. We have asked questions at the school but the actual robotics teacher was very busy with the high schoolers so we are trying to research and get his own gear so he can practice at home.

Any help or direction or links would be amazing. He is only just starting out and from what I can tell will be still in the vex iq level for the next 3 years. But we can reuse the parts for his brother when he gets older.

I know its expensive but we have all agreed to save and sacrifice to help him get more time and experience with this. Especially while he is younger so he can soak more of it up and to get more practice time.

Thank you in advance :blush:


Welcome to the forum @Tigeysocks

At the end of May there will be a remote worlds competition. Once it ends they will release the game for the 2021-2022 season. is where you want to sign up. However, if he is already in a team, you don’t need to worry about signing up for events.

The only place to buy new kits is from I know they have a super kit, and don’t know all the details about it, but I do know that the iq super kit does have good value compared to other similar kits. Hexbug also has some great vex kits that are compatible with vex, and are worth checking out.

Many iq teams use an older program called robotC, but vex has released newer programs for iq. To find out more navigate to downloads -> programming, and look at any options that say they are for iq. He’s probably to start out programming in blocks, and migrate to text over time.


The super kit would be a great thing to get his younger brother working with the system as well as a good amount of pieces for your older son to begin competitive robotics.


While most of your questions have already been answered, I’d also recommend getting in touch with Jessica McGaffin. She is the REC Foundation Regional Support Manager for Australia, and would be more than happy to answer any further questions you may have.

Her contact information can be found on this page.