Microsoft MakeCode

Looking to port a device to MakeCode

Trying to find information that would help me port MakeCode to a physical device, anyone got any hints?

Hi @paulsk08, do you have more details about request? Is it to add an arcade board or a new editor? Have you looked at maker.makecode.com ?

Hi Peli,

We met a few years back at BETT, hope you are staying safe and well. I want to be able to control a Robot. Specifically the EZ-Robot series

Paul

Paul Smith-Keitley FRSA

Microsoft Innovative Education Expert

Co-Founder STEAM Centre UK

www.steamuk.org

This section covers how to setup the editor; but not so much about getting a new hardware in place. https://makecode.com/target-creation. How do you communicate with your robot? Is it compiled code, what architecture?

Hi Peli,

Sorry for the delay, the ‘bot is connected via WiFi and is based on Cortex processor. Already has Blockly, Javascript and Python, I just want to make it compatible with MakeCode.

Thanks for getting back.

Paul

MakeCode compiles to ARM thumb so it would be important to know what Cortex you have. M0, M4, M7?

Hi Peli,

Thx again for sped response, it is a 100MHz M4

Paul

Paul Smith-Keitley FRSA

Microsoft Innovative Education Expert

Co-Founder STEAM Centre UK

www.steamuk.org

It would be easier to jump on a call to discuss this. You will need an implementation of CODAL for robot, support a way to flash the code into your robot, then develop a set of MakeCode Apis.
Maker is an interresting example: https://github.com/microsoft/pxt-maker