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If you have questions or need any assistance with your Boolean Box or other product, check the Frequently Asked Questions or just contact support at Support@booleangirltech.com

Frequently Asked Questions

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Visit Boolean University: https://booleangirl.org/boolean-university/. Click on Get Started, register on the website, and you’ll see a video showing you how to build your Boolean Box. One you’re connected, you can start your first project!

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The beauty of this kit is that your daughter (or son) can do tons of things with it. Younger children (7 or 8 years old) can learn to program in Scratch a block programming language designed for kids. Once they know a little about programming in Scratch, they can build electronics projects using the lights and buttons included. These projects can be programmed in Scratch. BTW, high schools and colleges use Scratch to teach students to code so it is not just for little kids. There is also a cool animation package: 9va-pi.

Older kids, 5 – 8 grade and beyond, can learn to program in Python. A great place to start is modifying Minecraft (included) with python. They can also learn Python by building the electronics projects in python instead of Scratch.

There is tons more: Java, Mathmatica,…. You can see many projects on the Boolean Girl website but the internet is full of additional projects. People have even added components to the kit and build there own version of an Amazon echo powered by Alexa.

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Yes!  Check out our recommendations page.

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Please send us an email at: support@booleangirltech.com and describe your problem. Attach photos if you can. Please include your order number. We will ship you a new piece right away.

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For the most part Wifi is not required.  We never use a network connection in our classes.  Advanced user do connect to the internet to download new software Etc.

All the projects can be done with the software installed on the Raspberry Pi.

If you want to connect to WiFi, there is an icon for setting up WiFi on the upper right side of the desktop.

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Try this:
On the main menu (the Raspberry) click Preferences, Raspberry Pi configuration to get a popup window
Click on Set Resolution and pick a better resolution – we use DMT mode 81  1366×768 60Hz pretty frequently.  That might be a place to start.
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Yes, we update the software at least once a year.  You can always get the latest software by either downloading the latest image and updating your SD card following these instructions or by purchasing a new SD card here.

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