Set Up to Code Online with Chromebook

First thing's first: Plug Maker Board in to your USB port

Maker Board is pre-loaded with a program. Plug it in!

Maker Board is pre-loaded with a program. Plug it in!

1. Install the Coding Plugin

  • Ensure you're using the Google Chrome web browser.
  • Click "Install the App" button below.

  • Click "Add App" in the pop up. That's it!
 

 

2. TEST UPLOAD A PROJECT

You can upload any of our projects to your Maker Board. Try one here. The green window below with numbers for each row is holding real code that you'll be able to run on Maker Board and modify it right there. 

  • Plug Maker Board in to your USB port either directly or with the cable. Make sure Maker Board's green light is on.
    • Green light not on? Try flipping Maker Board over.
  • Click the drop-down menu.  It will contain one or more port names like /dev/cu.... or /dev/tty.... . If you have multiple COM ports here, just try one. If the upload doesn't work, try another option from the drop-down
  • Click Upload to Maker Board. Maker Board's lights will flicker and you'll see a green screen with the message "Success!".

 

BELOW IS YOUR CODING WINDOW. Test Upload this Project To your Maker BOard.

/* * Blink - makes a single LED blink on and off */ void setup() { pinMode(13, OUTPUT); // pin 13 - change value if you have LED on diff pin } void loop() { digitalWrite(13, HIGH); // set pin 13 to high voltage - 5V, turning LED on delay(1000); // wait 1000 milliseconds, or one second. digitalWrite(13, LOW); // set pin 13 to low voltage, or zero. LED off. delay(1000); } // Try updating the delay to see the effect! // Need help? http://www.letsstartcoding.com/help // (c) 2016 Let's Start Coding. License: www.letsstartcoding.com/bsdlicense
 
Maker Board should start blinking a single color.

Maker Board should start blinking a single color.

Did your Maker Board start blinking a single color once per second? Your upload worked!