Open a Python Project on Chromebook - Open and Save Python Projects

There are several ways to open a Python project on a Chromebook.

The article will cover:

  • How to Open a Python project in VEXcode V5 (Chromebook)
    • Open an Existing Project
    • Open a Recent Project
    • Open an Example Project

How to Open a Python Project in VEXcode V5 (Chromebook)

A Python project can be opened in the following ways.

Open an Existing Project

Select ‘File’ in the Toolbar.

File menu

Select ‘Open’ in the drop down menu.

File open

Your device’s File Menu will open. Select ‘Downloads’ or the location where you saved your file. Notice that VEXcode V5 Python projects have the .v5python extension. Then, select the desired .v5python project file.

Open Drive Forward

Select open.

Select open

Your project will open in VEXcode V5.

Drive forward

Open a Recent Project

You can also open a project that has been saved recently by selecting the ‘Open Recent’ option. When selected, a menu with recently saved projects will open.

File open recent

Open an Example Project

Select ‘File’ in the Toolbar.

File menu

Select ‘Open Examples’ in the drop down menu.

Open Examples

Select a Template or an Example Project.

Example Example

Note: Templates and Example Projects are used for the following.

  • Templates configure the motors and sensors on your robot for the project.
  • Example projects are premade projects that are ready to download and run.

Once selected, the Template or Example Project will open. This project features the Clawbot (Drivetrain 2-motor, No Gyro) Template.

clawbot template
template in workspace

For more information about example projects, select the 'Tutorials' button in the Toolbar.


Then, scroll down and select the 'Using Example projects' tutorial video.

Use examples