Try Before You Buy!
You can start making now, without a BrainPad, thanks to the online simulator.
Getting Started Guide
This free Beginner’s Guide ebook is a good overview of everything. Thanks to the community contributions, the ebook is translated to multiple languages.
Let’s Get Started
Take a look at the video below and follow the steps after to get going with the BrainPad in seconds!
First Connect the BrainPad
You will be programming the BrainPad to play a sound. This is the very first step towards changing your future. So go on, plug the BrainPad to your computer and follow the steps below.
Next Build the Program
Go to https://makecode.brainpad.com/ and start a new project by clicking the large plus sign under “My Projects”.
Click on the music tab and select the “play sound power up” block. Now drag it into the green “on start” block on the main screen.
Your computer will now generate a sound through the BrainPad simulator. You are now in charge of the buzzer!
Prepare the BrainPad
Press and hold the reset button for 3 seconds. The LightBulb will turn green.
This step activates the BrainPad “loader”, which is used to load a program onto the BrainPad. Your PC will now detect a new drive, called “BrainPad”.
Finally Download the Program
Click download and save the file on the “BrainPad” drive. The Green light will flash for a moment and the BrainPad will make the same sound you heard on the computer earlier.
Online Coding That Works Offline!
The main programming surface for the BrainPad is powered by Microsoft MakeCode and works online. No accounts to create, nothing to install. However, once the programming surface is loaded the first time, it is stored in your browser’s cache. This means that the second time you try to visit the programming surface, an internet connection is optional.