How to Use the Driver Control Program

The Driver Control Program is a default program built into the VEX IQ Robot Brain so it can be used with Smart Motors, Bumper Switches, and the VEX IQ Controller without programming. The Driver Control Program maps the Controller’s joysticks and buttons to control specific Smart Ports on the Brain.

Step 1: Check that the Smart Ports are properly wired.

Smart Port Number Device Type Functionality
1 Smart Motor Turns using Joystick A
2 Bumper Switch Stops R Down button from turning Smart Motor in Port 4
3 Bumper Switch
Stops R Up button from turning Smart Motor in Port 4
4 Smart Motor
Turns using R buttons
5 Smart Motor
Turns using F buttons
6 Smart Motor
Turns using Joystick D
7 Smart Motor
Turns using Joystick A
8 Bumper Switch
Stops L Down button from turning Smart Motor in Port 10
9 Bumper Switch
Stops L Up button from turning Smart Motor in Port 10
10 Smart Motor
Turns using L buttons
11 Smart Motor
Turns using E buttons
12 Smart Motor Turns using Joystick D
  • Check that Smart Ports 1-12 have the correct types of devices listed in the table above.
  • Check that the Controller is wirelessly connected.

NOTE: To review how to connect devices to Smart Ports properly, click here


Step 2: Find and Run the Driver Control program

  • After powering on the Brain, highlight and press the Check button to select Driver Control.
  • Highlight and press the Check button to Run the program.
  • Use the Controller to move the robot. Click here to view the article on how to pair the Controller with the Brain.

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