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

Russel Winder russel at winder.org.uk
Wed Mar 8 10:10:26 EST 2017

On Tue, 2017-03-07 at 11:39 +0000, Nicholas H.Tollervey wrote:
> Nope, it's nothing to do with PXT (created by Microsoft from their
> TouchDevelop platform). What they do share is a re-use of Google's
> Blockly project to make the blocks work. The other thing they share
> is
> they target the micro:bit -- we use MicroPython, PXT transpiles
> blocks
> to Javascript and then to something a bit similar to the CLR layer
> flashed onto the device.

Ah. Of course, they are not using Python.

> I was asked how much effort it would take to make a blocks based UI,
> and
> after a couple of weeks we had what you see at the link I posted.

The link seems to 404 for me each time I try it. :-(

> One thing we're missing is a browser based emulator, but there's one
> been built by another member of the community which we could re-
> purpose.

I'm certainly happy to try and break stuff and submit issues.
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