In our last blog “ Start Your Micro:bit Programming Trip ”
(https://www.elecfreaks.com/9299.html) , we have talked about the basic operation method of Microsoft Makecode. In the following articles, we will teach you some fundamental functions of blocks one by one .
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Step 1: Our Purpose:
To know basic usage of Makecode through studying buttons and blocks.
Step 2: Materials We Need:
On Micro:bit, there are 5*5 LED metric dot display and 2 buttons. And today we are going to learn how to use button and LED display together.
Step 3: Our Requirement:
Press down a button to display its relative direction. Press 2 buttons together for clearing the display.
Step 4: Procedure:
Drag out block “on button pressed” from Input column and set the button to be “A”.
Step 5: Show Arrow Set
Under block “on button A pressed”, we insert block “show arrow”, which can make micro:bit to display directions with arrow. And here we set direction to be “west”.
Step 6: Procedure
Choose block “on button pressed”, cope and paste it. Then set button to be “B” and direction to be “East”.
Step 7: Procedure
Drag out block “on button pressed” from Input column again and set the button to be “A+B”.
Step 8: Procedure
Insert “clear screen” into this block.
Step 9: Procedure
In the left analog window, we can check analog operation. Click Virtual button on Micro:bot to check our program.
Step 10: Procedure
After confirmation, download program into Micro:bit.