To get started, connect the Creative Coder to your computer with the USB cable, open Bolt, and visit the coding page on Make. The play button should be green, as seen in the image below, if it's not, refer to our other troubleshooting guide.


Drag a Spin block into the program, so we can tell if we have successfully transferred the code to the device later on.



Try flashing the kit

Press the green play button, and if everything is working you should see a screen pop up (see image below) that says "Compiling...", then "Flashing...", then "Done!". 
Note, on a Mac there is an additional step instructing you to "Unplug and plug in your Creative Coder", after which, you should see the "Done!" screen.



If everything has worked, the device will have restarted itself with your code on it! So you should be seeing an awesome spinning rainbow right now! If this isn't the case try these simple steps:

  • Check your internet connection is working (we send your code to our server to compile it for the device).
  • Make sure you are using the yellow USB cable supplied with the kit. Most USB cables should work fine, however it's best to use our one to rule this out as an issue.
  • Try connecting the USB cable to a different port on your computer, if you are using a USB hub, try connecting the cable directly into the machine.
  • Restart Bolt, you can also try restarting your computer


If things still aren't working, it's time to get in touch and one of our team can help you from here.