My high school team had a competition this past weekend and they did skills. They used a V5 RobotMesh Python competition template. We noticed something strange: driver control (in the independent Driver Control Skills portion) did not work directly. We had to ask the refs to start auton then stop it, then to run driver control. It worked that way, but we got a warning that other refs at other competitions might not let us do that.
How to properly program so the field control people can start our driver control directly at a skills event?
This is how the program looks like now minus irrelevant [team programmer suffering heart attack] stuff:
# VEX V5 Python Project
competition = vex.Competition()
# driver control init stuff and while loop etc..
# auton commands