Set Up to Code Online with Chromebook
First thing's first: Plug Your Board in to your USB port
1. Install the Coding Plugin
- Ensure you're using the Google Chrome web browser.
- Click the "Add the Coding Extension to your Browser" button below.
- A new tab will open. Click the 'Add to Chrome' button. A popup may appear. Click 'Add app'.
- Close the new tab(s) and return here.
Note: You will not open a Let's Start Coding app on your Chromebook. You will simply code directly from the website (www.letsstartcoding.com). The app icon may appear, but clicking it will not open a new program.
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.
You should have a solid red light on either your Code Car or your Maker Board. If you see that, hit the 'Let's Start Coding!' button to go on to the next project!
Not sure if the installation went as planned? Watch the video below.