Hello, this is a weird thing happening. A couple of my students put this code together for a clawbot using a VEX Cortex. It compiles (or at least there is no error message). The firmware download was up to date. All the motors seem to be connected in the right ports.
But when we ran the code, nothing happens. And more interesting, the indicators in RobotC that usually highlight the instruction executing seem to say nothing is happening.
I thought initially it might be the ports. But what’s so weird is that even then, you see the highlight bar going through the instructions, you see the debugger window say if there is power going to the motors, all that stuff. In this case it’s as though the code just doesn’t execute to begin with. I thought it might be the USB cable but then it wouldn’t have successfully downloaded the firmware or the code.
Anyhow, I am posting this here. I thought there must be some silly mistake we are making. But if it were a syntax error it wouldn’t compile. Ideas welcome, and thank you in advance.
#pragma config(Motor, port1, leftmotor, tmotorNone, openLoop)
#pragma config(Motor, port6, clawmotor, tmotorNone, openLoop)
#pragma config(Motor, port7, armmotor, tmotorNone, openLoop)
#pragma config(Motor, port10, rightmotor, tmotorNone, openLoop)
//!!Code automatically generated by ‘ROBOTC’ configuration wizard !!//
direction = 0;
direction = random(1);
if (direction == 0)