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User guide: Microsoft MakeCode

User guide

Microsoft MakeCode

Our official editor for block-based coding created by our partners at Microsoft

Two children looking at MakeCode on laptop screens

Microsoft’s MakeCode editor is the perfect way to start programming and get creating with the BBC micro:bit. The colour-coded blocks are familiar to anyone who’s previously used Scratch, and yet powerful enough to access all the features of this tiny computer. You can also switch to JavaScript to see the text-based code behind the blocks. Our getting started pages will guide you through your first steps.

Quick links:

The micro:bit website provides a range of content to support teaching MakeCode with the micro:bit: