Dashboard - Playground Features - VEXcode VR

The Dashboard is a feature of the Virtual Playground for VEXcode VR. The Dashboard window displays all sensor values of the VEXcode VR Robot, which is helpful to reference when completing VEXcode VR Activities. 

The following article will cover:

  • How to Open/Close the Dashboard 
  • How to Use the Reset button 
  • How to Track the Value of On-Board Sensors
    • Drivetrain Heading 
    • Drivetrain Rotation 
    • Front Eye
    • Down Eye 
    • Location X 
    • Location Y 
    • Location Angle 
    • Distance
  • How to Use the Camera 
    • Top Camera
    • Chase Camera

How to Open/Close the Dashboard

Select the Dashboard button at the bottom right hand corner in the Playground window to open the Dashboard. 

Dashboard button expanded

The Dashboard will appear across the Playground window. 

Dashboard expanded

Select the Dashboard button at the bottom right hand corner in the Playground window to close the Dashboard.

Dashboard button expanded

 

How to Use the Reset Button

Select the Reset button at the bottom left hand corner in the Playground window to reset the VR Robot to it’s starting position on the Playground. 

Reset button


How to Track the Value of On-Board Sensors 

Drivetrain Heading

Open the Dashboard to view the Drivetrain Heading. For more information about the Drive heading block, view the Help information.

Dasboard heading

Drivetrain Rotation

Open the Dashboard to view the Drivetrain Rotation. For more information about the Drive rotation block, view the Help information.

Dashboard Rotation

Front Eye

Open the Dashboard to view the Front Eye on the VR Robot. The Front Eye can detect if an object exists and if so, what color it is. For more information about the Front Eye, view the Features of the VEX VR Robot - VEXcode VR article.

Dashboard Front Eye

Down Eye

Open the Dashboard to view the Down Eye on the VR Robot. The Down Eye can detect if an object exists and if so, what color it is. For more information about the Down Eye, view the Features of the VEX VR Robot - VEXcode VR article

Dashboard Down Eye

Location X

Open the Dashboard to view the X-coordinate Location of the VR Robot. For more information about the position of block, view the Help information or the Playground Coordinate System - VEXcode VR article.

Dashboard Location X

Location Y

Open the Dashboard to view the Y-coordinate Location of the VR Robot. For more information about the position of block, view the Help information or the Playground Coordinate System - VEXcode VR article.

Dashboard Location y

Location Angle

Open the Dashboard to view the Location Angle of the VR Robot. For more information about the position angle block, view the Help information.

Dashboard location angle

Distance

Open the Dashboard to view the distance the VR Robot is traveling. For more information about the distance block, view the Help information.

Dashboard Distance


How to use the camera

Top Camera

Open the Dashboard and select the “Top Camera” button at the bottom right hand corner in the Playground window. The Top Camera is an overhead view of the entire map.

Top Camera

The Top Camera then shows the overhead view.

Top_camera_view.png

Chase Camera

Open the Dashboard and select the “Chase Camera” button at the bottom right hand corner in the Playground window. The Chase Camera is a “behind the robot” view and is the default view when the Playground window is launched.

Chase_Camera_callout.png