Using the Playground Window in VEXcode VR

VEXcode VR provides five different virtual Playgrounds as programming environments for the VR Robot.

Playground drop down select

The following article will cover:

  • Understanding the Activities Button
  • Understanding the Playground Drop Down
  • How to Close the Playground Window
  • How to Hide and Show the Playground Window
  • How to Expand and Shrink the Playground Window

Understanding the Activities Button

The VR Robot is accompanied by several activities available for teachers and students. Click the “Activities” button on the top right corner of the Playground window. 

Playground Window_Activities

This will open your web browser to

Read the Using Activities - VEXcode VR article to learn more about how to use these activities. 

Understanding the Playground Drop Down 

At the center of the Playground window is a drop-down menu for the user to select one of the five Playgrounds.

Grid_map callout

Users have the option between: 

  • Grid Map
  • Art Canvas
  • Disk Maze
  • Wall Maze
  • Number Grid Map

Playground drop down zoom

How to Close the Playground Window

Selecting “Close” will close the Playground window and stop the current project from running.

Playground Window close

How to Hide/Show the Playground Window

Select the “Hide” button to collapse the Playground window. This will still keep the gold toolbar at the top of the Playground window visible.

Playground Window Hide

To view the full Playground again, select the “Show” button.

How to Expand/Shrink the Playground Window

The Playground window begins at a smaller size by default. If you want to expand the Playground window, select the “Expand” button at the top left corner. 

Playground Window Expand

To shrink the Playground window back to the original size, select the “Shrink” button on the top left corner.

Playground Window shrink