Starting and Stopping a Python Project in VEXcode VR

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

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

select start

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

start button greyed out

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.

From the Playground Window

select playground button

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.

start 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.

stop 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.


How to Stop a Project

From the Toolbar

Stop a project

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

From the Playground Window

Stop button

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

stop reset button

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

select start button

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

Start button

The Start button will also return in the Playground window.


How to Start a Project Again

From where you left off

start a project again

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 button

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

From the beginning

Close reset

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