The Amazing Annoyatron is an award-winning tech kit that teaches kids how to code.
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Help & troubleshooting for The Amazing Annoyatron

Getting started with The Amazing Annoyatron

Where do I go to get started with The Amazing Annoyatron?

Our Annoyatron Quickstart page has all the details on setting up the product, including how to download and install the required software. These steps are easy to do but are very important. Make sure that you follow each step carefully, as the inventions in the kit won’t work properly if, for example, the software is not configured correctly.

Once you’ve followed all the steps, you can then move onto building the first invention – an annoying ticking sound.

Where can I find all of the projects included in the kit?

You can find all of the projects included with The Amazing Annoyatron on our Annoyatron Projects page. This can be accessed from anywhere on the site using our top menu: Invent > Annoyatron Projects.

This list will change from time to time as we add new projects and update old ones. You can visit a project’s page for more instructions on how to build it by clicking on the associated picture or title.

I’ve plugged the board into my computer using the USB cable, but it does nothing.

In order for The Amazing Annoyatron to work, you need to go through our simple quickstart guide and then build your first invention. Out of the box, the board doesn’t have any code loaded onto it or any parts connected to it, meaning that it shouldn’t actually do anything yet.

Do I need a computer to use the kit, or can I just use my smartphone or tablet?

Unfortunately, you can’t use the kit with your smartphone or tablet as the programmable computer board needs to be plugged into a USB port to work. The software that is used to control this board also only runs on Windows or Mac computers. This means that you’ll need to use a laptop or desktop computer to build the included inventions.