Starting and Stopping a Python Project in VRC Virtual Skills

Starting and stopping a VRC Virtual Skills Python project in VEXcode V5 will control when Moby, the Hero Bot, moves in the Virtual Skills Field.

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 V5 session.

From the Toolbar

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

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Once the “Start” button is selected, the project will run and Moby will perform the programmed actions in the Virtual Skills window. 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 Virtual Skills Window

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

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Then, select the Start button. Once the Start button is pressed, the project will run and Moby will perform the programmed actions in the Virtual Skills Field.

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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

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

From the Virtual Skills Window

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

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You can also stop the project by pressing the "Reset" button on the left side of the Virtual Skills window.

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

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The Start button will also return in the Virtual Skills window.


How to Start a Project Again

From where you left off

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

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Or, select the Start button again from the Virtual Skills window.

From the beginning

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To start Moby back at the beginning, select the “Reset” button in the Virtual Skills window or “Close” the Virtual Skills window.