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  1. Before you begin building, you first need to charge the V5 Battery and attached it to the V5 Brain. View the following articles for more information.
  2. Next, ensure you can access VEXcode V5 on your device. During the building process, you will use an example project within VEXcode V5. If you do not have access to VEXcode V5 on your device, contact your teacher in order to navigate to this page to access VEXcode V5.

Once you have access to VEXcode V5 on your device, you now should check if your V5 Brain has up to date firmware. This is important to ensure that you can successfully use the example project within VEXcode V5 during the building process. First, launch VEXcode V5.

VEXcode V5 application

Power on the V5 Brain.

Power on V5 Brain

If the Brain icon color on the VEXcode V5 menu bar is green, the firmware is up to date.

green brain icon

If the Brain icon color on the VEXcode V5 menu bar is orange, you will need to update your firmware by following the steps in this video. 

For additional information on firmware, view this article from the Knowledge Base.