Your many-footed little helper for Chromebook enrollment.

Multiply your staff’s efficiency at your next Chrome device unboxing party

Centipede is an ultra-cheap (~$9/unit) high-value solution involving an Arduino micro-controller and some open-source code maintained by Amplified Labs that can dramatically increase your team’s efficiency during large Chromebook deployments.  Plug the Arduino into a Chromebook and let it do the keystrokes through the enrollment screens, setting SSID, network passwords, and clicking “Next” for you — allowing you to enroll many more devices per hour.

Next time you’re enrolling a large number of Chrome devices, arm your staff with five or six Centipede units each and watch the work disappear.

Big thanks to technology coordinator Kimberly Houser for producing this video!

How Centipede works

  1. Purchase the Arduino Pro Micro at Amazon or click on the image on the right.
  2. Get started on Arduino Create.
  3. Modify the Centipede sketch file to include your local network settings and install on the Arduino
  4. Fire up a factory-fresh Chromebook and plug in Centipede via a micro-USB cable
  5. Watch and weep tears of joy as Centipede does the dirty work for you

Cheap as dirt

At roughly $9 per unit, these little guys will pay for themselves in about fifteen minutes.

Fun to watch

So mesmerizing to watch keystrokes happening programmatically…  but get back to work!

Recycle it in your makerspace

Done enrolling Chromebooks?  Arduinos are a widely-adopted open computing platform that is perfect for use in computer science, arts, and fungineering courses.

Asimov behold

At long last, your own private robot army.

Take it easy

Who says you have to tell your supervisor about Centipede?

Save those lovely wrists

Your opposable thumbs and manual dexterity are a gift too precious for repetitive keystrokes.

Note: Amplified Labs does not sell the device.

We offer Centipede as a DIY solution that involves the purchase of 3rd party hardware we have tested, but cannot directly guarantee.

Get help

Learn more about how to set up and use Centipede.

Support & FAQ

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