Start and Stop a Project - Project Help - VR Python

Starting and stopping a Python project in VEXcode VR will control when your VR Robot moves in its virtual Playground.

The following article will cover:

  • How to Start a Project
    • From the Toolbar
    • From the Playground Window
  • How to Stop a Project
    • From the Toolbar
    • From the Playground Window
  • How to Start a Project Again
    • From where you left off
    • From the beginning

How to Start a Project

Important Note: The first time a Python project is started, there may be a small delay as the Python system is loading into your browser. This delay is normal and should only occur the first time the Python project is started during each VEXcode VR session.

From the Toolbar

To start a project from the Toolbar, select the “Start” button. The Playground window will open automatically if it is not already open.

select start

Once the “Start” button is selected, the project will run and the VR Robot will perform the programmed actions in the Playground. The “Start” button will remain grayed out while the project is running. The project must be stopped before it can be run again.

start button greyed out

From the Playground Window

To start a project from the Playground window, first ensure that the Playground window is open. To open the Playground window, select the Playground button in the Toolbar.

select playground button

Then, select the Start button. Once the Start button is pressed, the project will run and the VR Robot will perform the programmed actions in the Playground.

start button

The Start button will be replaced with the Stop button while the project is running. The project must be stopped before it can be run again.

stop button


How to Stop a Project

From the Toolbar

To stop a project from the Toolbar, select the “Stop” button.

Stop a project

From the Playground Window

To stop a project from the Playground Window, select the Stop button.

Stop button

You can also stop the project by pressing the "Reset" button inside of the Playground window.

stop reset button

Notice that the “Start” button will return to white once the project has been stopped.

select start button

The Start button will also return in the Playground window.

Start button


How to Start a Project Again

From where you left off

To continue running your robot from where it last left off, select the “Start” button again from the Toolbar, while leaving the Playground window open.

start a project again

Or, select the Start button again from the Playground window.

Start button

From the beginning

To start your VR Robot back at the beginning, select the “Reset” button in the Playground window or “Close” the Playground window.

Close reset