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wfplump

Good afternoon,

I'm working with several middle schools in the Los Angeles/Orange County areas to develop an elective computer science course. Many of these students have access to chromebooks or other chrome OS devices at school. I am interested in using Arduino with about 30-40 students. What would the bulk cost be in order to purchase the Chrome app for these students to use. Please let me know. Thank you.

00alis

Dear @wfplump
we are working on pricing plan and bulking installation option for schools, we will post on this forum page as soon as we are ready to launch. Thanks!

dan_bell

Our middle school at Collegiate School in Richmond, VA are 1:1 Chromebook and use Arduinos extensively with Macs in the classroom, which has proven problematic at best. We'd like to use our Arduinos with our Chromebooks, but are currently unable to even install the app and try it out, let alone purchase it, which we are very interested in for at least 100 users. Our domain extension, though Google Education, is not @gmail.com, but @collegiate-va.org. Could this be source of the issue of not being able to install? I've attached a screenshot of this from the Chrome store. Please advise.

sandeepmistry

Hi @dan_bell,

You'll have to wait until the bulk option for schools is ready.

In the meantime if you'd like to try it out, I suggest you create a @gmail.com Google ID and try out the Chrome app with it's 5 day trial.

ravenn


dan_bell

What is the time frame for the bulk option to be available?

sandeepmistry

Hi @dan_bell,

The current planned timeline is end of November.

pwelte

It's now December. Is there any update on this? A school-friendly Chromebook app would be a very useful tool.

00alis

We are on it! Updates on a launch date next week. Thanks for your interest and patience

pwelte

Any update?? New semester starts January 3.

mastrolinux

Hello @pwelte,

We started a private beta program and are going to invite you later today.
Thank you for waiting.

tsemko

How do we sign up for this Beta?  I am losing my middle school program because the Codebender Edu site is failing so often lately that students are not able to program with Arduino in their class.  I have Arduino in the curriculum from 6th-12th grade but I am stuck on Chromebooks in 6-8.

mastrolinux

Hi @tsemko,

Now Arduino Create is a very stable platform and have incredible uptime. We invested a lot in stability and we already have good uptime (99.98% in the last year for the first page and 99.95% from a functional point of view of the main components of the Editor, our goal is 99.99% for 2018).

My colleague is writing you too and please tell to other schools we now have a working and reliable solution for all Chromebook users.

Thank you!


RodneyG

I am trying to switch my school to the Arduino Create app, but I can't install it.  When is the solution for schools going to be available?

Or, could you invite me to the beta test?

Thanks.

00alis

@RodneyG

The public version is going to be available very soon, so I would kindly ask you to wait for another week or so,
we will make a proper announcement via the Arduino Blog when everything is ready to be used.

Thanks a lot for your interest in Arduino Create.

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