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The micro:bit is a fun way for anyone to get creative with physical computing. This app will let you directly program your micro:bit using the easy-to-learn, block-based Microsoft MakeCode language and JavaScript. Even without a micro:bit device you can try out a virtual micro:bit with the built-in simulator. As well as coding your micro:bit, this app has a few extra features over the editor at that will work on micro:bits with up-to-date interface firmware: - Automatically program your micro:bit over USB, without needing to drag-and-drop the file onto the micro:bit drive. - Directly read serial data from your micro:bit for data logging and other fun experiments All micro:bits sold since December 2016 will automatically work with the features above. For older micro:bits (for example those that were part of the UK free school drop) please see See for more details about the device.


Additional information

Published by

Micro:bit Educational Foundation


Release date


Approximate size

400 KB

Age rating

For all ages



This app can

Use your devices that support the Human Interface Device (HID) protocol
Access your Internet connection


Get this app while signed in to your Microsoft account and install on up to ten Windows 10 devices.


The product developer believes this product meets accessibility requirements, making it easier for everyone to use.

Language supported

English (United States)

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