What is MakeCode?

Microsoft MakeCode for Adafruit is a web-based code editor for physical computing. It provides a block editor, similar to Scratch or Code.org, and also a JavaScript editor for more advanced users. Try it now at https://makecode.adafruit.com/ !

Some of the key features of MakeCode are:

  • web based editor: nothing to install
  • cross platform: works in most modern browsers from tiny phone to giant touch screens
  • compilation in the browser: the compiler runs in your browser, it's fast and works offline
  • blocks + JavaScript: drag and drop blocks or type JavaScript, MakeCode let's you go back and forth between the two.
  • works offline: once you've loaded the editor, it stays cached in your browser.
  • event based runtime: easily respond to button clicks, shake gestures and more

MakeCode currently supports the Adafruit Circuit Playground Express.

 

Circuit Playground Express

PRODUCT ID: 3333
Circuit Playground Express is the next step towards a perfect introduction to electronics and programming. We've taken the original Circuit Playground Classic and made it even better!...
$24.95
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Circuit Playground Express - Base Kit

PRODUCT ID: 3517
It's the Circuit Playground Express Base Kit!  It provides the few things you'll need to get started with the new Circuit Playground Express. This version of...
$29.95
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MakeCode works for the Express edition of the Circuit Playground, not the Classic.
Last updated on 2017-11-09 at 03.57.23 PM Published on 2017-10-12 at 10.43.39 PM