Flowol 4 for VEX Cortex

Flowol 4 (Windows PC and Apple Mac) is a visual flowchart based programming environment which now supports the VEX Cortex controller. The drag and drop flowchart design makes programming straightforward for students from 4th grade, but is powerful enough for high school students and for use in the VEX Robotics Competition.

Flowol 4 can connect to the VEX Cortex directly via the USB cable, or through the VEXnet joystick. Flowol 4 supports the range of VEX motors and sensors. Flowcharts can be created to use the VEX Competition Switch (competition modes can also be simulated).

Programming and debugging with Flowol is first done in a connected mode where the flowchart is run on the computer, the inputs and outputs can be seen in real-time. This makes it easy to see analog values, pause and debug the flowchart logic and refine the program. The flowchart can then be downloaded and run without the computer (either with the VEXnet joystick or fully autonomously).

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Flowol 4 with VEX


In addition to programming the VEX Cortex, a set of 15 progressive Mimics (on screen simulations) are included.

The included mimic activity sheets can be used to start your robotics class in the computer lab, enabling all students to learn at their own pace. This allows for assessment through the differentiated outcomes, but equips all students in the core programming and control system skills necessary to build an effective, working robot with the VEX Robotics System.

Flowol 4 Included Mimics

System Requirements

Flowol 4 includes both English and Spanish software language settings and tutorials.

The Flowol 4 software is distributed as an internet download. Your purchase will include full download and installation instructions and a license key for both the Windows PC and Apple Mac versions of Flowol 4.

System Requirements for Windows PC

  • Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 (both 32bit and 64bit supported)
  • 512 MB of RAM
  • 120 MB of available hard-disk space
  • Internet connection to download and activate the software

Flowol 4 includes an MSI for installation on networks.

System Requirements for Apple Mac

  • Apple Mac computer with Intel processor
  • Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.7 (Lion), 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or 10.5 (Leopard)
  • 512 MB of RAM
  • 100 MB of available hard-disk space
  • Internet connection to download and activate the software


Order CodeDescriptionPrice
F400XFlowol 4 Single-User$45.00
F400TFlowol 4 (20-Machine) School License$295.00
F400WFlowol 4 Whole-Site School License$450.00

Sales tax due on WA state orders.

Flowol 4 can be purchased from Robot Mesh:

Use our Robot Mesh Online Store.
Or send orders to orders@flowol.com or fax to 425-861-1131.
Robot Mesh, 12326 134th Court NE, Redmond WA 98052