Tutorial: Installing KookaSuite on your Windows PC

A learning plan for the Kookaberry

Developed by
John Phillips
Director
The AustSTEM Foundation

This Tutorial describes how to download the KookaSuite folder to a Windows PC and how to safely install and access the following files

  • 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

A pdf of this Tutorial can be downloaded from the Sidebar to the right.

Installing KookaSuite Software on your Windows PC

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 Kookaberry FILES ARE SAFE TO LOAD AND RUN. AustSTEM will commence the certification process after the next firmware version is fully tested.

Download folders from this web page.

Download the KookaSuiteWindows.zip file from the Downloads sidebar to the right. Put it into your downloads folder on your PC’s hard drive and extract the files to the same location (Downloads)

In the extracted folder KookaSuiteWindows, you will find two zipped files. They will each need to be un-zipped and downloaded separately to the same specific location on your hard drive.

  • KookaberryScripts.zip – This folder contains the scripts (MicroPython files) used by the software editors for demonstration and storing personal programmes.
  • KookaberryWin.zip – This folder contains the files that implement KookaSuite on your PC.

Install KookaSuite

Step 1: Extract KookaSuite files to the required hard drive location

Double click the KookaberryWin.zip folder and extract the files to your personal location on your PC’s hard disc (Local Disk(C:).Users>*your name*) as shown in the example screenshot below

When extracted, the files should be as shown below.

Step 2: Installing KookaBlockly

Double-click the KookaBlockly folder; locate the KookaBlockly.exe file (it has a coloured icon next to it) and double-click on it to commence the installation process.

The first thing that happens is that a Microsoft Defender blue warning screen appears suggesting that you do not run this app. The app is safe, so click on the “More info” link underneath the text at the upper left. This will bring up another blue screen. Click on “Run anyway”. The KookaBlockly editor will now appear and is successfully installed.

           

Step 3: Installing KookaIDE

Double-click the KookaIDE folder and double-click on the KookaIDE.exe file to commence the installation process.

The first thing that happens is that a Microsoft Defender blue warning screen appears suggesting that you do not run this app. The app is safe, so click on the “More info” link underneath the text at the upper left. This will bring up another blue screen. Click on “Run anyway”. The KookaIDE editor will now appear and is successfully installed.

     

Step 4: Installing the Teacher’s Window

Double-click the KookaTw folder and double-click on the KookaTW.exe file to commence the installation process.

The first thing that happens is that a Microsoft Defender blue warning screen appears suggesting that you do not run this app. The app is safe, so click on the “More info” link underneath the text at the upper left. This will bring up another blue screen. Click on “Run anyway”. The KookaTW editor will now appear and is successfully installed.

                      

Step 5: Installing Shortcuts

Right-click on each executable file (KookaBlockly.exe; KookaIDE.exe; KookaTW.exe) and choose from the dropdown menu if you wish to pin a shortcut to the taskbar or create a shortcut and drop it onto your desktop.

Step 6: Extract KookaberryScripts files to the required hard drive location

Go back to the first zip file you downloaded, double click the KookaberryScripts.zip. folder, and extract the files to your personal location on your PC’s hard disc (Local Disk(C:).Users>*your name*) as shown in the example screenshot below. This is the same location as the one where you installed KookaSuite.

When extracted, the files should be as shown below. Installation is now complete, and the scripts contained in these folders will now be visible from the Scripts Dropdown menus in the editors.

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