The 123 Playspace in VEXcode VR has several features that enable you to select Activities, set up the Field and VR 123 Robot, change the view of the Field, and more.


Using the Activities Button

Upon opening the 123 Playspace, you will be prompted to select an Activity from the dialog box.

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Once an Activity is open in the 123 Playspace, you can select a new Activity at any time using the Activities button.

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This will open the Activity dialogue box. Use the scroll bar to scroll to the Activity you would like to use. Select the Activity button to open the Activity. 

View this article to learn more about choosing an Activity in the 123 Playspace.


Using the Start and Stop Buttons

The Start and Stop buttons in the Playground Window can be used to start and stop your project.

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Once an Activity is open in the 123 Playspace, you can select a new Activity at any time using the Activities button.

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Select the Start button to begin running your project on the Field.

Note: When a project is started, both the Activities button and the Choose Location button become inactive. You cannot change starting location or Activity while a project is running.  

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When the project is started, the Stop button will appear. Select the Stop button to stop the project at any time. 

Using the Reset Button

The Reset button is used to reset the Field at any time.

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Select the Reset button to return the Field, VR 123 Robot, and timer to their original positions. 

In order to restart a project from the beginning, you must select the Reset button prior to restarting the project.

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Once the Reset button is pressed, the Field will return to its original state.

Understanding the Playground Timer

The Playground Timer in the 123 Playspace shows the time elapsed while a project is running. 

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The Playground Timer will not begin until the project is started. 

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The Playground Timer will stop running when the Stop button is selected.

Note: The Playground Timer will continue to run until the Stop button is selected, even if the project has ended and the VR 123 Robot has stopped moving. 

Using the Choose Location Button

You can change the starting position of the VR 123 Robot on the Field with the Choose Location button.

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Select the Choose Location button to open the starting position dialogue box.

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Follow the prompts in the dialogue box to select your desired starting location and direction, then select 'Confirm'.

View this article to learn more about setting the starting position of the VR 123 Robot.

Understanding the Camera View Button

There are two camera views of the 123 Playspace. Use the Camera View button the switch between them. 

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The default camera view is a top down view of the Field. Select the Camera View button to change to the angled view.

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When viewing the angled camera, the Camera View button will change to the top down camera. Select the Camera View button to return to the top down default view.

Using the Expand Button

When using the Custom Activity, the Expand button will appear to enable you to customize the Field within the 123 Playspace.

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Select the Expand button to customize the Field by uploading an image to the Field, or to download a Field or Playground image, or clear the Field. 

View this article to learn more about using these Custom Activity features. 

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