This Tutorial describes how to download the KookaSuite folder to a Windows PC.
Unlike many other web based popular code editors such as Mu Editor and Microsoft’s MakeCode; KookaSuite is loaded onto a local computer and does not require an internet connection to operate.
The KookaSuite folder contains the following elements
- KookaBlockly – an implementation of the GoogleBlockly programming environment for the Kookaberry
- KookaIDE – an Integrated Development Environment for programming the Kookaberry in MicroPython; and
- KookaTW – the Kookaberry Teacher’s Window that mirrors the Kookaberry’s display
KookaSuite requires the following folder to complement the two software editors
- KookaberryScripts, which is a folder used by the software editors (KookaBlockly and KookaIDE) to store demo scripts (python programmes) and personal programmes
Installing KookaSuite Software
IMPORTANT: The KookaSuite files are “executable” files and such files, unless they have been certified as not posing a threat to a computer’s operating system, will generate warning signs and discard instructions before they will finally be allowed to load or run.
THESE KookaSuite files are stored in GitHub and ARE SAFE TO LOAD AND RUN.
Download folders from this web page.
Download the KookaSuite-1.7-Win64.zip file from the sidebar to the right. Save it in your Downloads folder and extract the files to the destination shown in extraction window.
Open (double click) the extracted KookaSuite-1.7-Win64.exefile and the Defender Window on the left below will appear. This is Microsoft warning you that you should check that the file you are about to open for the first time is safe to do so – it is.
Click on More info and the second Defender window will appear. Click Run anyway and the installation setup prompts will appear. This will install the files in all the right places on your PC’s hard drive.
Work through all the Installer prompt windows clicking Next, and the finally Install. Note that the location of the Kookaberry folder will be in your Disk (Letter):\users\[Name] folder.
Download the KookaberryScripts.zip file from the sidebar to the right. Save it in your Downloads folder and extract the files to the same location as the Kookaberry folder \users\[Name]
Locating the KookaSuite elements
Open the Kookaberry folder, and then the 1.7 folder. The KookaSuite component folders will appear as shown below.
Open the KookaBlockly folder, and then open the KookaBlockly.exe file. Pin a shortcut to either (or both) the Start Menu or the Taskbar
Open the KookaIDE folder, and then open the KookaIDE.exe file. Pin a shortcut to either (or both) the Start Menu or the Taskbar
Open the KookaTW folder, and then open the KookaTW.exe file. Pin a shortcut to either (or both) the Start Menu or the Taskbar