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Description

A couple weeks ago I highlighted the very cool micro:bit hardware kit, The Small Micro:bit Makes it Big in the US and Canada. When checking it out, I saw that the Microsoft MakeCode site was mentioned as one of the supported development environments.

Not having played with Make Code, I had to check it out...

... Hours later I was still playing with it!

If you're a hardware hacker, or have a budding one in the house, you've got to see this...

Microsoft MakeCode

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About Microsoft MakeCode

Microsoft MakeCode brings computer science to life for all students with fun projects, immediate results, and both block and text editors for learners at different levels.

The micro:bit simulator simulating some code

Simulator

An interactive simulator provides students with instant feedback on how their program is running, and allows them to debug their code.

Coding using the block editor

Block Editor

Students new to coding can start with colored blocks that they can drag and drop onto their workspace to construct their programs.

Coding using the Javascript editor

JavaScript Editor

When they are ready, students can move into a full-featured JavaScript editor with code snippets, tooltips, and error detection to help them.

... [Click through and start coding!]



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