0olong

Hi, I was hoping to use Microbit with Scratch on my school computers, but it turns out they don't have bluetooth installed (or at least, there's no sign of a setting for it). Not particularly surprising for desktop machines - what's much more surprising to me is that connecting with Scratch seems to require it? Why is that? Are there technical reasons why just using the USB connection can't work?

Thanks!

minor-edit

Only having to support one way of connecting makes support and development easier. With wireless there's no physical connectors that wear out, dodgy cables, or ones that lack data. There is reference to an unofficial USB version for Linux here, which may be this.

0olong

Thanks, minor-edit. Very disappointing that I won't be able to use this at school for the foreseeable future, but I do take your point.

gammarano

FYI: You can install a Bluetooth USB dongle to a desktop machine.