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Downloads and Links

Drivers and Firmware Upgrades

This link contains all the necessary drivers for the VEX Cortex system. It also contains up to date links for the current VEXnet Firmware for Cortex, Joystick and white VEXnet 2.0 keys.

ROBOTC Programming Environment

ROBOTC is our recommended programming software for use in VEX Competitions. Download a trial version using this link.

Autodesk Inventor – FREE Download for schools and students

Autodesk offer all of their professional level software to schools and students free of charge. Autodesk Inventor is the perfect tool for building CAD models of your VEX designs.

Once you have Inventor installed, download the library of VEX CAD parts here. This library was created by Jordan Kiesel of VEX Team 24 (Super Sonic Sparks) and contains iMates to make it much easier for you to correctly constrain parts. It works with Inventor from 2013 upwards.

Official VEX Forum

You are more than welcome to contact us directly with any questions you have about VEX products or the game rules. Alternatively, the VEX Forum is the best place to chat with other VEX teams from all over the World, get answers from the VEX staff or ask questions about the game rules directly to FRC and VEX legend, Karthik Kangasabapathy, Chairman of the Game Design Committee!

VEX Tournament Manager

TMS is the software we use to run competitions. Be it a local scrimmage or the VEX World Championships, TMS runs pretty much every VEX competition worldwide. If you have your own field and field electronics, you can use it to run your own competitions.

The REC Foundation

The Robotics Education & Competition Foundation is a non-profit organisation which aims to increase student interest and involvement in STEM by engaging students in hands-on sustainable and affordable robotics engineering programs all over the world.

The REC Foundation operates and supports competitions for some of the world's leading robotics platforms and organizations, including VEX, TSA, and BEST Robotics.

Starstruck Game Documentation

A link to the REC Foundation site site which has all the documentation for the current VEX Robotics Competition game, Starstruck. Get the rules, field specs and more.


PDF DownloadVEX Robot Trouble Shooting Guide
PDF DownloadVEX Cortex and VEXnet Joystick User Guide

Inventors Guide

This Inventor's Guide is provided as a tool to help you get accustomed to all the features and functionality of the VEX Robotics Design System. Included in this guide are chapters detailing the individual subsystems involved in a basic robot.

PDF DownloadDownload the Inventors Guide (26MB)


PDF DownloadVEX Robotics Mailer