How to Configure the V5 Smart Motor to the V5 Robot Brain in VCS

Step 1: Connect the V5 Smart Motor to the V5 Robot Brain

  • Plug the Smart Cable into a V5 Smart Port.

Step 2: Navigate to the Robot Configuration window

  • Open VCS.
  • Click on the Robot tab.

Step 3: Add a motor

  • Drag the V5 Smart Motor from the frame on the left to the Robot configuration pane.

Step 4: Assign the V5 Smart Motor to a V5 Smart Port

  • Click on the V5 Smart Motor, then click on the number to select a port.
  • Designate the V5 Smart Port you wish to assign by clicking on the number on the V5 Robot Brain that appears next to the device. 

Step 5: Rename the motor

  • Rename the motor by selecting the text with the default name and replacing it with the name of your choice (LEFTMOTOR, CLAWMOTOR, etc...)

Step 6:  Configure the gear setting

  • Click on the cog (gear) symbol to display Motor Settings.
  • Click on one of the circular dots to select the correct color-coded gear ratio for the Planetary Gear Cartridge in your motor.

Step 7: Configure the spin of the motor

  • If necessary, click to check the Reversed box to reverse the default direction that the V5 Smart Motor spins in.