[python-uk] Volunteers needed test/break the ALPHA Python micro:bit blocks

Nicholas H.Tollervey ntoll at ntoll.org
Tue Mar 7 06:47:44 EST 2017

On 07/03/17 10:18, William Mayor wrote:
> Is there anything we could take a crack at?

Careful what you ask for. ;-)

I was really impressed by your student's work. Please let me know when
you do it again - I'd love to see what they get up to.

In terms of what you could do, it's a bit of a long shot but I think it
could be a fun project for someone who wouldn't mind learning about
JavaScript and refactoring.

What we're missing is a browser based micro:bit emulator. A teacher with
a CS degree has already created something that fits the bill perfectly,
but it's quite tightly coupled to their code playground website. It's
MIT licensed so it's totally free to repurpose. A fun task might be to
extract the emulator from the wider website and turn it into a drop in
solution. The source code is here:
https://github.com/pddring/createwithcode and an example website is
here: https://tools.withcode.uk/create/

It'd be great to make this available so anyone could write some Python
code in a blog post (for example) or the Python editor, and, at the
click of a button, it gets run in the browser to illustrate what it does.


Having said that, if anyone else in the wider community wants to have a
crack at it I'd love to hear from you! :-)

All the best,


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