My elementary kids were gifted a couple of brains from a more established program
Info from the bottom of the brains:
228-2540 Logic PCB Rev# 2
Vex Bootloader Ver 1
They were working fine and updated last spring.
I downloaded the new programing environments for this year and it said “Update required”, so I downloaded the VexOS utility. It properly identified the connected brain and all of the connected peripherals.
So I clicked update…
And it bricked the brain. It says VEX Robotics Inc. DFU. Connect to PC for Program Update V1.01 It happened very quickly… the software said it was updating the brain, but the brain instantly went to the “connect to pc for update” screen instead of showing the progress bar.
I tried restarting the robot. And the OS utility. And reinstalling the OS utility.
I tried pressing up/down and then check at the same time to start the brain.
The PC USB recognizes that something connects to the USB port, but the OS utility says Connect a powered on Vex product via USB.
So, the latest update bricked both robots.
Vex tech support was really nice… suggested pressing up/down and starting, reinstalling, waiting and restarting…
Vex tech support says if that doesn’t work they’ll happily try to fix them for $50 each. Of course I’d rather not hand over $100 for damage caused by a software update that bricked our robots.
So, where to next?