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How do I use micro:bit in Circuits?- FAQ

Tinkercad Circuits lets you to design and build your own programmable circuits from a variety of off-the-shelf components. Now Circuits has expanded its options for entry-level creator with micro:bit!

Have a micro:bit question? Here's the first place to look.

Who can use micro:bit?

micro:bit is perfect for anyone taking their first steps in learning electronics or programming. Blocks code is an easy way to learn coding fundamentals and make it easy to add simple components and simulate interactive designs that can also be replicated in the real world.


Can I code in the Python text editor?

Yes, the micro:bit component starts with Blocks programming, and can be converted to Python code that can be edited. When working with the micro:bit in Tinkercad Circuits, you may click "Text" to convert the Blocks to text and edit the Python code.

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How do I load my Circuits code to the micro:bit board?

We don’t currently offer direct upload to the micro:bit. In the short term, you will need to copy your code from Circuits to MakeCode and upload your code from there.

Here’s how:

  1. In your Tinkercad Circuit, open the Code editor.
  2. Click to show the "Text" editor. (see screenshot above)
  3. Click to Download the code, and choose your micro:bit if it is connected.

Note: if you have your micro:bit plugged into your computer, then the you may be able to choose to download the code to the micro:bit directly. This requires your browser Downloads setting to allow you to choose where downloads will go each time you download.

Alternately, you may select all of the code, then copy/paste into your destination such as makecode.org for upload to the micro:bit.

 

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