The program will:
Flash the Program to the micro:bit
Now that you’ve created the program in MakeCode, it’s time to transfer it to your micro:bit. This process of copying a program into your micro:bit’s memory is called flashing.
There are two ways to flash a program from MakeCode to your micro:bit.
Drag and drop - Select the “Download” button to download the .hex file to your device. Connect your micro:bit to your computer. Then find the file and drag and drop it onto the micro:bit.
Direct flashing - Connect your micro:bit to your computer. Then select the three dots next to the “Download” button. Follow the instructions to connect to your micro:bit using web USB. Direct flashing is only available in the recent Chrome and Edge browsers.
For more information on flashing programs to your micro:bit, refer to micro:bit’s support site.
Run the Program on RVR+/RVR
Now that your program is downloaded onto the micro:bit, it’s time to run it on your RVR+ or RVR.
Disconnect the micro:bit from your computer, then plug it into your RVR+/RVR. Your robot should be powered off.
Press the RVR+/RVR power button and watch the program run!
Remix the program by adding, removing, and manipulating blocks and see what you can create!
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