Check out some example use cases for BindsNET in the examples/ folder (link). For example, changing directory to [bindsnet-root]/examples/mnist and running the following will result in a near-replication of the architecture of Diehl & Cook 2015:

python eth_mnist.py [options]

The token [options] should be replaced with any command-line arguments you’d like to use to modify the behavior of the program.