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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.


Why can't I code in the text editor?

Currently, we only offer code entry using Scratchblocks. We know that people are interested in Javascript or Python to get more out of their Circuit's designs. We're working to expand in this area and hope to have something to announce in the near future.


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 the 'Download Code' button.
  3. Find your file in the Downloads folder. The filename will look something like this- cookie_alarm1.js
  4. Open the file by using an onboard application like TextEdit or drag it into the browser to open in a new window.
  5. Go to MakeCode and create a new file.
  6. In MakeCode, switch the Code Toggle from 'Blocks' to 'Javascript'
  7. In your browser or text editor, select all the lines of code and Copy
  8. Now, Paste, the code into the MakeCode Javascript editor
  9. Check for errors
  10. Plug the micro:bit into your computer
  11. Press the Download button to send the code to your micro:bit.
  12. Have fun with your creation!

 

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