Announcing the release of the VEX Partner Joystick:
P/N: 276-1891 $29.99
The Partner Joystick provides much of the functionality of the VEXnet Joystick without the VEXnet components. Connect the Partner Joystick to a VEXnet Joystick via the Partner Port to give two drivers control of an advanced robot or connect directly for to a VEX Microcontroller for tethered control.
It is not the same thing, just the same plastic. The electronics are completely different. In a nutshell we removed all of the high cost electronic components that were required to run VEXnet since the partner joystick does not need VEXnet.
If you try to use the partner joystick as the only controller, it will not work.
Oh wow, my bad. That’s better than I thought it was! Okay, sorry about the assumption!
I do have one question: I’m assuming that the “Factory” port is for the programming cable, for updating firmware in the joysticks and such and therefore can also be used with the VEXnet Joystick Power Adapter? Or is my assumption wrong? Because by having “VEXnet Joystick” in the name, it almost sounds like not?