looking for reliable ways to program micro:bits in python from Linux (xubuntu generally) please.
Hi @Tom-Potts, how about MicroPython? It’s a version of Python for devices like the micro:bit. It’s free and you can learn more about it here: http://tech.microbit.org/software/micropython/
I used to have Mu working on Ubuntu but it stopped after an update and I cant get it working again. A mentor is having the same problem.
It needs to be something easy for the Ninjas to run, They run Mu at school but I cant get it working
Is this the error you’re refering to? https://github.com/micropython/micropython/issues/3742
@Guillaume-Feliciano No. I’m getting a problem on one machine with it looking for an older version of the QT library than is installed and I cant access the other machine at the moment to see what that error is.
Yep, I think you’re making a reference to this one https://github.com/mu-editor/mu/issues/524
To be fair, there isn’t many IDE “designed” for kids : mu is fine because of its very large icons, its integrated filesystem nav; that saves you the navigation into the menus or the need for knowledge of the shortcuts.
I’ve looked over some of the microbit integration with Atom (which integrate a filesystem nav), but they look fairly unmaintained (https://github.com/Giannie/atom-microbit-python, https://github.com/wendlers/atom-microbit-micropython)
Thonny (http://thonny.org/) seems to have a decently updated plugin (https://bitbucket.org/KauriRaba/thonny-microbit) but the interface is slightly less clear for a first time user.
As a fallback and considering the complexity, wouldn’t using the bbc’s online editor easier until mu-editor fixes its imports?
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