Set Up to Code Online with Chromebook
First thing's first: Plug Maker Board in to your USB port
1. Install the Coding Plugin
- Click the "Add App" button in the code window below. 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.
Did your Maker Board start blinking a single color once per second? Your upload worked!
3. EDITING CODE AND UPLOADING
- Try changing delay(1000); to delay(100); in the example code. Press Upload to Maker Board See the difference? You've got it!
- Now you can use any of the examples on our site as long as your browser has the plugin installed.
Did you see the "Success!" message? Then your computer is set up to program Maker Board!