Chromebook mBot Bluetooth connection solution

Makeblock mBot for Scratch X Bluetooth Connection

Connecting the mBot with Bluetooth on a Chromebook begins by resetting the firmware to clear out any code on the mCore board.

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Uninstalling Apps on chromebooks

Most applications on Chromebooks don’t take up too much space, but you might want to clean out apps every once in a while. I often need to get rid of apps that are out dated, haven’t been updated by the developer or have been made obsolete buy other apps.

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Installing Apps on Chromebooks

The installation of apps for Chromebooks is different from what we are used to on traditional desktop computers. The installation of apps more closely resembles the installation of apps on mobile devices like smart phones and tablets. Like Windows and Mac platforms, Chrome has an app store. Most of the apps in the Chrome Store can be easily installed in a few clicks. This is because most of the apps pull the necessary resources from […]

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Pinning Apps To The Shelf on Chromebook

The shelf is like the Dock in Mac or the Taskbar in Windows. We can place commonly used apps on the Shelf for easy access. The apps have to be installed first before they can be pinned to the Shelf. Let’s find an app to pin. Click once on the Launcher.

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Hiding The Chromebook Shelf

Chrome calls it the shelf, Mac calls it the Dock and Windows calls it the Task Bar. The shelf is where we place shortcuts to apps and we display information. This information includes the time, battery level and keyboard layout information. The shelf is automatically placed on the bottom of the screen and is always visible. In this lesson we will learn how to change the position of the shelf and automatically hide the shelf […]

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Language Keyboards on Chromebook

When we purchase a Chromebook, we usually have to setup our machine the first time its used. Part of this setup process includes the selection of the language used on the machine. In America that language is usually English. When we set the language on a machine, this sets the language for the information that is displayed, and it also sets the keyboard layout. On computers in America, that’s usually the QWERTY keyboard layout.

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Chromebook Recovery USB Installer

Chrome OS on the Chromebook is very reliable. If a Chromebook doesn’t work normally or there are issues, we can install a fresh copy of the Chrome operating system. The Chrome OS can be reinstalled using a Flash Drive in a few minutes. If the Chromebook isn’t having issues, it’s usually a good idea to have a flash drive with the Chrome OS installer. You might never need it but it’s better to have it […]

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Remote Assistance With Chrome Remote Desktop

Google offers a very useful tool that can be used to remote into other devices. In this lesson, we will be installing the Chrome Remote App and using it to remote onto another Chromebook and Chrome browser. The Chrome Remote App can be found and installed from the Chrome Store. Using your Chrome browser or Chromebook, go to the Chrome web store and search for Chrome remote desktop.(http://chrome.google.com/webstore) The Chrome Remote Desktop App will appear […]

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Restoring A Chromebook With Powerwash

Chromebooks and the Chrome operating system usually work very well. There might be a time when a Chromebook might not work as well as it once did. Resetting the Chrombook and the operating system might help restore the device to good working order. There is an option called Powerwash which will erase and reset the Chromebook. This will erase all the content stored on the Chromebook and remove any accounts. Make sure to backup any […]

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Managing Wireless Networks On Chromebooks

Connecting to wireless networks is an essential part of working with Chromebooks. We connect to wireless networks at home, coffee shops, hotels and public locations. The wireless receiver on devices like Chromebooks looks for the closest and strongest signal. This is useful most of the time, but it can be a source of vulnerability. Wireless connections or WiFi hotspots can be easily imitated. Your device usually can’t distinguish one WiFi connection named “Free Internet” from […]

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