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The You Can Think Pad (or YCTP for abbreviation) is a math pad used to teach the Player math. It appears in Baldi's Basics in Education and Learning.

Description

The You Can Think Pad is a green tablet on a black background with a purple ellipse on the top left corner of it. It has an antenna on the top right corner of it. On the bottom left corner, Baldi appears on a small screen. He gets angry once a problem is answered incorrectly, and he doesn’t show up on any other screens. The soundtrack that plays during the first two sequences is a loop of a two second song.

In V1.4 update, a green keypad with small purple buttons with numbers 0-9, letters C and -, and a big circle button with "OK!" was added.

Mechanics

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The Player using the You Can Think Pad for the first time.

When the Player uses the You Can Think Pad, it has a question and an answer box, both of which are white. The answer box has text that says "ENTER ANSWER" in a light gray color. The Player has to enter an answer consisting only of numbers, decimal points (in versions prior to V1.4), and/or dashes (for negative amounts) into the box. If they solve the problem correctly by typing in the right answer, they get a green check on one of the three boxes off to the left.

If they answer incorrectly, they get a red X instead. Upon getting all of the questions right, Baldi will comically say "WOW! YOU EXIST!". The last question of the first notebook is normal and can be solved, but the final question for the second notebook consists of a clumped amount of numbers, making it impossible to answer correctly.

When the Player gets their first question wrong (which is inevitable as a result of the first impossible question found in the second book), the music will come to a halt, and Baldi's smile will slowly turn into an angry frown, before displaying one of two messages on the You Can Think Pad. Both of these messages are made to threaten or scare the Player, yet also inform the Player of Baldi's behavior. Nothing happens for a few seconds, then the game exits out of the You Can Think Pad.

This is when Baldi starts chasing the Player, and the real game begins. In Story Mode, the next notebooks will still have the third impossible question, unlike the Endless Mode where only the second notebook has an impossible question.

Intentionally failing a few notebooks will fling Baldi into an uncontrollable fervor where he moves abnormally fast for a few moments before gradually calming down and returning to his correct speed.

Quotes

Incorrect

Transcript Description
I HEAR EVERY DOOR YOU OPEN When getting at least one question wrong. (up to two questions on Story Mode)
I GET ANGRIER FOR EVERY PROBLEM YOU GET WRONG When getting at least one question wrong. (up to two questions on Story Mode)
I HEAR MATH THAT BAD When all 3 questions are incorrect. (Story Mode only)

Correct

Transcript Description
WOW! YOU EXIST! When answered all questions correctly on the 1st notebook./When answered 1 or more incorrectly in V0.0.0
That’s more like it... When answered all questions correctly on a notebook after having the 3rd notebook on Endless Mode, and so on.
Keep up the good work or see me after class... When answered all questions correctly on a notebook after having the 3rd notebook on Endless Mode, and so on.

Secret

Transcript Description
THIS IS WHERE IT ALL BEGAN When answering a question as 31718 to teleport to the TestRoom.
USE THESE TO STICK TO THE CEILING! When enabling the upside-down secret by typing in 53045009 to the question.

Trivia

  • The You Can Think Pad has few amount of changes in updates until the Game Jam edition's update V1.4 and the full game:
    • The pad lacks the number pad from its right side.
      YCTP

      Beta version of the You Can Think Pad.

    • It originally has a trademark icon at the end of its name; "You Can Think Pad™". Although it was removed in the latest update patch.
    • At the beginning of the first (and second, in most cases) notebooks in update V1.2.2, Baldi said, "Now it's time for everybody's favorite subject, math!" However, in the 1.3 update, this only applies to the first notebook the player collect. On the second notebook, this voice line is not used.
  • 0.0.0Glitch

    A text glitch from the V0.0.0.

    In V0.0.0, there is a bug causing the texts to still say "WOW! YOU EXIST!" instead of threatening messages.
  • After the first or second notebook has been collected, Baldi will no longer appear on the bottom left corner, but the threat messages on the screen are still present. The music will also stop after Baldi disappears.
  • The You Can Think Pad is possibly a reference to the Lenovo ThinkPad.
  • 7A87E7AF-285C-48AD-A028-79BA06C186B8

    A joke teaser in under production of V1.3

    While update V1.3's under production for the Game Jam edition, a joke teaser shows the pad with the text "We've updated our private policy.".
  • The game is hardcoded to make it impossible to correctly answer the third question in any notebook past the first.
    • This does not apply to Endless Mode, with the exception of the second notebook.
  • The Player can only put numbers in the answer, not letters and symbols (except for the hyphen used for negative numbers).
    • In V1.3.2 and prior, it was possible to type decimal points/dots in the answer.
  • The 3rd glitched answers were made by overlaying 3 layers of randomized equations on top of each other.[1]
  • The inventory on the top right looks like a cut off piece of a You Can Think Pad.
  • There will be new feature that related to You Can Think Pad called 'You Thought Points' (YTPs) in the future update. [2]

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References

  1. "It's actually just three layers of randomized numbers on top of each other." - mystman12. June 29, 2018. Twitter.
  2. "First off, the You Can Think Pads will get a new feature, the ability to award You Thought Points (YTPs)! Depending on how quickly you solve the problems they present, you'll earn more YTPs. ... There will be other ways to earn YTPs as well, such as in field trips, or even through some characters!" - Update #3 - One week in! More new features and creating characters! August 1, 2018. Kickstarter page.

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