Shaking (10 second snapshot):
Is my sensor uploading data? Am I connected to the network? If you shake your sensor (or mobile device with a sensor in it), you should see your position on the map light up within a few seconds (this will only work if the tap creates a stronger shaking than the normal shaking within the past minute). If you do not see the map light up in the next few seconds, check that 1) your laptop’s make and model is supported, 2) you have installed BOINC properly, and 3) you have set your location properly.
Note that QCN-BOINC first goes through 1 minute of calibration before it can detect strong new motions, so be patient before you tap the sensor.