How do we pair the IQ controller with VEX Go competition robot?
Hello, welcome to the forum! I dont think the Vex GO robot can be controlled by the IQ controller. If your trying to pair a IQ brain to a controller heres a article by VEX: https://kb.vex.com/hc/en-us/articles/4406901409428-Pairing-a-Controller-2nd-gen-to-Brain-2nd-gen-IQ
NOTE: This is for a Gen 2 Brain and Controller.
I don’t think the IQ controller works with VEX Go, I thought you needed to use a tablet type device.
This video appears to show a VEX GO kit being controlled by an IQ controller, so it must be possible:
Just an engineering demo as far as I know.
We’re working on a KB article with animations to show how to connected a IQ (2nd gen) or EXP controller to a VEX GO Brain… should be posted sometime next week. In the mean time, here’s the steps on how to perform this:
Pairing the GO Brain with VEX IQ (2nd Gen) or EXP Controller: Step-by-Step Guide
Ensure that the devices are up-to-date with the latest firmware fully charged to prevent disruptions during the pairing process.
Step 1: Power Up
GO Brain: Press the power button to turn it on.
VEX IQ (2nd Gen) or EXP Controller: Similarly, press the power button to power it on.
Step 2: Position Devices
Ensure that the GO Brain and the Controller are in close proximity to ensure optimal connectivity.
Step 3: GO Brain - Pairing Mode Activation
Action: Quickly double-tap the GO Brain’s power button.
Indicator: The power button LED will illuminate a solid yellow, signaling that the GO Brain is now in pairing mode.
Step 4: Controller - Pairing Mode Activation
Action for VEX IQ: Hold down the two shoulder buttons labeled “R-Up” and “R-Down” and double-tap the Controller’s power button.
Action for EXP Controller: Hold down the two shoulder buttons labeled “R1” and “R2” and double-tap the Controller’s power button.
Indicator: The power LED on the Controller will blink yellow, indicating it is ready to pair.
Step 5: Establishing Connection
Successful Pairing Indicator: When a connection is established, the LED on the GO Brain and the Link LED on the Controller will blink green.
The pairing configuration is temporary and will not be retained after the devices are powered off. Users must repeat the above steps to re-establish connectivity upon each use.
Tips for Troubleshooting:
- Ensure both devices are adequately charged and firmware is on the latest version.
- If the devices do not pair, repeat steps 3-5, ensuring that you follow the actions and check the indicators closely.
- For consistent connectivity, always ensure that the devices are in close range, preferably within a few feet of each other.
GO Brain Device Default Configuration:
1 - Right Drive Motor (Right Stick drive)
2 - Motor, LED or Magnet (Controlled by Left buttons (IQ: E-Up / E-Down, EXP: Up / Down)
3 - Motor, LED or Magnet (Controlled by Right buttons (IQ: F-Up / F-Down, EXP: A / B)
4 - Left Drive Motor (Right Stick Drive)
Kind of like a mean joke…
Having used VEX-GO for a year now, it sure would be a great feature, if it would be physically possible.
That’s what I meant - I found exactly the same thing on YouTube and several others…that’s why I’m confused.