The BBC micro:bit foundation was created with the vision of inspiring every child to create their best digital future. Micro:bit elements are studied in order to make them the easiest and most effective in the development of digital skills and creativity.
The micro:bit board can be programmed using Microsoft's MakeCode editor (with colour-coded coding bricks, like Scratch).
Transferring a program to your micro:bit is quite straightforward:
- Create your program on MakeBlock or the Python editor
- Save it on your computer (the program is a .hex file)
- Connect your micro:bit to your computer with a micro USB cable
- Your micro:bit board is displayed as a USB memory stick called MICROBIT
- Drag and drop the .hex program from the folder where you saved it, to the MICROBIT drive
- The LED on the back of the micro:bit flashes during the transfer
- Once the .hex file is transferred, the board disconnects and reconnects. After this operation, the .hex file is no longer visible on the card, this is normal
- Once transferred, the code will run automatically on your micro:bit
Easy, just follow these steps:
- Download the free micro:bit app (iOS or Android)
- Activate your device's Bluetooth
- In the app, select the "Connect" button
- Hit the "Pair a new micro:bit" button
- Press the A, B and Reset buttons at the same time for 3 sec. Release the Reset button first, then A and B
- A pattern appears on the LED matrix of the board
- Draw this pattern on your app
- Press the Reset button
- Your micro:bit is paired with your device
To upload a program from the micro:bit app, follow these steps:
- Tap on "Flash"
- Choose your program from the list
- Hit "Flash" again
- The program will be uploaded to your micro:bit board
- More information about using micro:bit with a tablet or smartphone in our article "Program your micro:bit from a smartphone"
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