Thursday 29 June 2017

Microsoft MakeCode

Microsoft MakeCode is a partnership between Microsoft and Adafruit.

It is a new educational physical computing experience that features various boards and devices.

It allows you work with a variety of hardware devices using an online web based simulator. It provides support for programming the hardware devices using a visual block based editor.

The module for the BBC micro:bit is complete with the Adafruit Circuit Playground Express board, SparkFun and Chibitronics boards available in beta mode.

The site also features CS Intro which is a 14 weeks introduction to computer science using the BBC micro:bit. It contain everything you would need to teach basic computer science to absolute beginners.

If you are interested in physical computing, this is one site to keep an eye on.

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