How to use radio group codes with the Makecode Editor
The radio blocks in MakeCode let you send instructions from one micro:bit to another. But what if you have multiple micro:bits transmiting and receiving da...
Wed, 26 Aug, 2020 at 1:30 PM
Forever runs before OnStart finishes
PROBLEM My Forever loop starts before the OnStart has finished I get runtime error 40 or 42, (NULL reference) CAUSE Under the covers, the micro...
Tue, 18 Apr, 2017 at 7:15 PM
Displaying live serial data from the micro:bit in the MakeCode console
Using the WebUSB feature available in and using a Chrome-based browser like Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge, we are able to display li...
Fri, 30 Oct, 2020 at 12:48 PM
Locking and unlocking Makecode Editor .hex files
The Makecode Editor attempts to embed a compressed version of the original program source code into the .hex file, if there is space for it. This is so that...
Thu, 6 Dec, 2018 at 3:41 PM
Publishing a user tutorial in a MakeCode project
In addition to publishing your own tutorials that guide users through a basic version of the editor, you can also create sidebar documentation by editing th...
Tue, 14 Jan, 2020 at 3:14 PM
MakeCode extension approval
Adding Extensions The MakeCode editor allows users to publish their own extensions that can then be used in the editor. This is useful for publishing ...
Thu, 5 Nov, 2020 at 4:59 PM
Randomly fill the LED screen
Press Button A to fill the LED screen in a random pattern
Tue, 5 Nov, 2019 at 2:11 PM
Initialising a Neopixel
This video describes the process of initialising a Neopixel in the Makecode editor. It is important to use the show block to turn the pixels on
Thu, 6 Dec, 2018 at 3:46 PM
Updated .Hex file no longer runs on micro:bit
If you find that after updating an old .hex file (pre October 2018) in the current MakeCode v1 editor the code no longer runs on the m...
Wed, 17 Apr, 2019 at 8:59 AM
Taking snapshots/screengrabs in MakeCode
You can download clear images of the blocks, using the snapshot tool. Right-click/tap and hold anywhere in the workspace to use it. Selecting Snapsh...
Tue, 14 Apr, 2020 at 10:07 AM