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Pradeeka SeneviratneBBC micro:bit Recipeshttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-4913-0_3

3. MakeCode Programming Basics

Pradeeka Seneviratne1 
Udumulla, Mulleriyawa, Sri Lanka

In this chapter you will learn how to manage blocks in the coding area and about programming basics with simple recipes. These recipes can be used to build more advanced programs later with MakeCode. As an example, the recipe displaying numbers can be used to display the results of a formula in a complex program.

3-1. Adding Blocks onto Coding Area


You want to add blocks onto the coding area from the Toolbox.


  • In the Toolbox, click on any Category and from the submenu, click on the block you want to place on the coding area (Figure

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