Editors

Why can't I use the Bluetooth and Neopixel packages at the same time?
Unfortunately, It's not currently possible to do this because the NeoPixel library needs fast uninterruptible timeslots to get accurate data sent to th...
Tue, 26 Jun, 2018 at 12:01 PM
Incorrectly named .hex files fail to upload
You may find that the .hex file fails to be flashed to your micro:bit, resulting in the file briefly appearing on the micro:bit device, alongside a FAIL.txt...
Tue, 16 Oct, 2018 at 9:01 AM
How do I enable High Contrast Mode?
For users with visual impairments, the Javascript Blocks Editor offers an inbuilt High Contrast Mode that inverts colours, this animation shows how to enabl...
Wed, 7 Mar, 2018 at 11:41 AM
Enabling BBC micro:bit mode in Mu
If you see the error 'no module named microbit' or similar when running Mu, you may need to switch the editor to Microbit mode. Plug in your micro...
Fri, 15 Feb, 2019 at 11:56 AM
makecode.microbit.org doesn't load on Chromebook
If you find that when you load the MakeCode Editor that elements of the editor are missing or it gets stuck loading a new project: that you meet the firewal...
Wed, 22 May, 2019 at 1:38 PM
Search not working in the Makecode Editor/Can't add extensions
When tryting to add an approved extension, you may be presented with a message saying 'We couldn't find any packages matching...'. T...
Thu, 6 Dec, 2018 at 3:51 PM
Update/Remove an extension from the Makecode Editor
If you want to to remove an extension that you no longer require in your project:  Switch to the JavaScript view Select the Explorer menu, below the e...
Thu, 31 Jan, 2019 at 1:42 PM
Releasing your extension in the Makecode Editor
Based on https://makecode.com/blog/github-packages Navigate to Extensions and open the extensions window.  In the bottom left of the screen log in t...
Thu, 6 Dec, 2018 at 3:33 PM
0kb .HEX file
If your .Hex file appears to compile and download, but results in an empty (0Kb) file it is likely due to lack of storage on your device. If you are downloa...
Tue, 5 Mar, 2019 at 9:14 AM