Setup Up Your Computer to Code : Windows

There are 2 steps to download and start using the Windows desktop app for Let's Start Coding:

1) Install the app

2) Install the Windows drivers

We recommend that you watch the video below as you set up the app. 

The desktop app lives on your computer. You open it when you want to navigate around the Let's Start Coding lessons and project. Ensure you're connected to the internet to use it. 

The FTDI drivers are a one-time installation on your computer. Once they're installed, you won't have to do anything with them again.

Once the app is installed, you can use it to navigate the lessons and projects for your kit! Now is the time to plug in your Maker Board or Code Car like the images below.

The fit for Code Car is snug, but don't worry, you can just press the cable onto the USB plug.

The fit for Code Car is snug, but don't worry, you can just press the cable onto the USB plug.

 
Maker Board can plug into your computer directly or via the USB cable. Make sure the stripes on the sticker match the stripes on Maker Board.

Maker Board can plug into your computer directly or via the USB cable. Make sure the stripes on the sticker match the stripes on Maker Board.

You'll need to be connected to the internet to use the Let's Start Coding desktop app.

The app is similar a web browser that is limited to visiting www.letsstartcoding.com. If you have a URL address (like www.letsstartcoding.com/learn), you can type that in the app's search bar and you'll reach that page in the app. If you try to go to YouTube from the app, for example,  you'll be redirected to www.letsstartcoding.com.

We do not recommend purchasing kits through the app.