Before running, make sure to check that your device has a consistent WiFi connection.
Once you have activated the configuration and it shows up under active configuration on the main screen, you are ready for running your first program, but make sure you have made a booking – take a look at this guide to claim your time slot for the virtual simulator experience. After you have opened the simulator tab and can view the field. You are ready to begin using any of the two OpModes available – DemoAutonomous which does simple movements using encoders or DemoTeleOp where you can do a driver-controlled match with the robot. To switch between OpModes, you can click on the light red bar where the name of the first OpMode is displayed to reveal a dropdown.
When running the DemoAutonomous, you can simply click Init, wait for a popup to tell you to Start, and then click Start. You can click stop to end the OpMode.
When running the DemoTeleOp, first completely close the app by clicking the square button on the bottom and swiping it out. Next, you must connect a controller (preferably an FTC legal gamepad, but almost all types will work) to the port available on the tablet and then open the app again. If a gamepad icon on the top right appears and text shows up in the Telemetry section on the bottom (showing the joysticks’ position), the device has successfully recognized the gamepad. If not, please try another gamepad or adapter. Once recognized, you can click Init, wait for a popup to tell you to Start, and then click Start. You can click stop to end the OpMode.
The pictures below show how to start Autonomous and TeleOp programs.