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We were given ThinkerShields for our class and I am trying to use this with my Chromebook as that is what all my students have. In order for my students to use the ThinkerShields will I need to get a subscription to the App and pay a monthly fee? This doesn't seem right as it would be free if I was using Microsoft?



The ThinkerShield has absolutely nothing to do with it. This is about the ability to use the Arduino Web Editor on a Chromebook. That would be the case with just the Arduino board alone, whether or not you plug a ThinkerShield into it.

If you want to use the Arduino Web Editor with Chrome OS you will indeed need to pay for a monthly subscription to the app.

There is a way to use the standard Arduino IDE on the Chromebook, and this will be completely free and more powerful than the Arduino Web Editor:


Microsoft is NOT "free" nor will it ever be so.

EDU sources can suck up a lot of bandwidth so I suspect that may be a small reason for the charges plus there is a dedicated EDU staff which does not come free.

It may not be the answer you were looking for but its the one I am giving based on either experience, educated guess, google (who would have thunk it ! ) or the fact that you gave nothing to go with in the first place so I used my wonky crystal ball.

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