Editors

Using the micro:bit editors offline
Both the Makecode Editor and Python Editor can be used when your computer is offline. This article details the various configurations. Makecode Editor...
Fri, 2 Aug, 2019 at 1:27 PM
Using WebUSB with the apps and editors
The WebUSB API facilitates communicating with USB devices from the Browser. The API is currently available in Chrome based browsers (Android, Chrome OS, Lin...
Thu, 11 Jun, 2020 at 2:32 PM
Files and Modules in the Python Editor
When the micro:bit is flashed with MicroPython, it enables a simple file system to store files on device. Selecting the load button in the menu will bring u...
Wed, 20 Nov, 2019 at 11:23 AM
How to enable 'experiments' in the Makecode Editor
The editor available at https://makecode/microbit.org has a hidden feature that allows you to play with experimental features. To enable this: Select t...
Thu, 6 Dec, 2018 at 3:33 PM
System and browser requirements
The micro:bit can be used with a computer running MacOS, Windows, Linux or ChromeOS, and mobile devices running Android or iOS. All devices will need a mode...
Fri, 29 May, 2020 at 8:19 AM
Save and Load Python scripts from the web editor
To save your scripts in the python editor, select save from the menu and your script.py will be saved to your device. Here is an explanation of th...
Thu, 31 Oct, 2019 at 11:11 AM
Firewall requirements for micro:bit editors
If you are presented with a blank screen or you find the simulator is missing in MakeCode, you may need to configure your firewall to allow specific websit...
Mon, 29 Jun, 2020 at 12:57 PM
Using micro:bit with Raspberry Pi
We do have support for both our MakeCode  and Python editors on Raspbian Pixel. This can be provided via our normal web browser based editors using Chromium...
Tue, 5 Nov, 2019 at 2:16 PM
How do I reset the editors?
Makecode Editor To reset the Makecode Editor navigate to settings and choose 'Reset'. This will delete any saved projects you have in the browser...
Thu, 31 Oct, 2019 at 11:15 AM
How do I enable High Contrast Mode?
For users with visual impairments, the MakeCode Editor offers an inbuilt High Contrast Mode that inverts colours, this animation shows how to enable it from...
Wed, 1 Apr, 2020 at 1:28 PM