Getting Started

How do I publish a script

QUESTION How do I publish a script? ANSWER While scripts are saved automatically to your temporary internet files, publishing a script (thereby generating a URL) is something that can only be done with a website account. For moderation and data protection reasons, the creation of accounts is heavily restricted. Only teachers of registered schools, BBC micro:bit partners and Code Club volunteers are eligible to receive an access code to make an account. However, all other website functions, activities and editors […]

How do I save my scripts (I am a student)

QUESTION How do I save my scripts (I am a student)? ANSWER To save your creation, select your script from the My scripts field and click on save. Chrome In Chrome the file will appear as a download in the bottom of your browser. If you right click on the drop down arrow and select Show in folder, it will show as a JSON (.jsz) file in your download folder. You can copy it from there into a folder of […]


QUESTION What is MicroPython? What is the MicroPython editor? ANSWER MicroPython is an editor for the text-only Python programming language. Used by beginners and coding pros alike, MicroPython is great for those who are familiar with the basics of coding and want to take things to the next level. A ‘snippets’ feature allows you to fill in commonly-used coding functions with minimal typing. MicroPython Editor Help]: https://www.microbit.co.uk/python-guide Article Source: BBC Original Page: http://www.microbit.co.uk/help

Code kingdoms

QUESTION What is the Code Kingdoms editor? ANSWER Code Kingdoms is a visual JavaScript editor. It has a drag-and-drop interface making it accessible to beginners. You can also change from the visual editor to a text-based editor which supports the transition to text-based programming as the learner’s coding skills progress. Code Kingdoms Editor Help: https://www.microbit.co.uk/ck Article Source: BBC Original Page: http://www.microbit.co.uk/help

Microsoft touch develop

QUESTION What is the Microsoft Touch Develop Editor? ANSWER With its touch-based interface, Touch Develop has been designed for mobile devices with touch-screens. It can also be used with a pc, keyboard and mouse. Touch Develop introduces a statically-typed scripting language with syntax-directed editor. It can be used to produce web-based apps that can run online on any platform. Microsoft Touch Develop Help: https://www.microbit.co.uk/td/contents Article Source: BBC Original Page: http://www.microbit.co.uk/help

Microsoft block editor

QUESTION What is Microsoft block editor? ANSWER The Block Editor is a visual editor and provides an introduction to structured programming via drag and drop coding blocks that snap together. You can also convert a Block Editor script into a Touch Develop script which helps with the transition to text-based programming. Microsoft Block Help: https://www.microbit.co.uk/blocks/contents Article Source: BBC Original Page: http://www.microbit.co.uk/help

What are the different types of editor

QUESTION What are the different types of editor? What code editors are available? What languages can I code in? ANSWER There are different types of code editor available on https://www.microbit.co.uk.  There is: PXT Microsoft Touch Develop Microsoft Block Editor Code Kingdoms MicroPython Each have different interfaces and can appeal to different learning styles. Article Source: BBC Original Page: http://www.microbit.co.uk/help

Use of Flash player on micro:bit site

QUESTION Why do you use Flash player for your videos? ANSWER The videos used on the micro:bit site were produced by the BBC as part of the original Make It Digital Programme, and these were encoded using the Flash format at the time. The microbit.org website just links to those BBC provided videos. We have checked with the BBC for ongoing policy on use of Flash vs HTML5 video, and while they don’t have a specific public facing page about […]

Safety instructions

QUESTION How can I use my micro:bit safely? ANSWER The BBC micro:bit is simple to use – read these safety precautions and be fully prepared. Guidelines for parents and teachers: https://microbit0.blob.core.windows.net/pub/jedfednb/Parent-and-Teacher-micro-bit-safety-guide.pdf) Guidelines for students: https://microbit0.blob.core.windows.net/pub/dfuwbkqk/student-saftey-guide.pdf) Article Source: BBC Original Page: http://www.microbit.co.uk/help

How do I connect the micro:bit to my mobile device

QUESTION How do I connect the micro:bit to my mobile device? I can’t get the Bluetooth upload to work. How can I restore the Bluetooth upload feature after using MicroPython? ANSWER Mobile devices can be connected to your BBC micro:bit via Bluetooth. Once a micro:bit is paired with a phone or tablet, it can receive new codes made on your device’s browser, as well as run scripts that interact with your mobile device’s functions, like it’s camera. The BBC page […]

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