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Mr-Dave
Scratcher
100+ posts

Does the Micro:bit work for you under Scratch 3.0?

PinkyPepper wrote:



I made another video with Scratch 3.0 and the micro:bit. It's about a Space race game controlled by a DIY steering wheel with the micro:bit on it and a gas pedal and footbrake made out of wood. Maybe you like to see it: https://youtu.be/m_yalxqAwdw

Greetings from the Netherlands,

PinkyPepper

You did a great job on also making making this video. I think you should start a new topic with a name like “Success stories using Scratch 3.0 and the Micro:bit”.
Klaus24
New to Scratch
3 posts

Does the Micro:bit work for you under Scratch 3.0?

Working on a Mac.

I am able to use the microbit extension in SCRATCH 3.0 . The USB cable is connected ( has to be to put the scratch .hex file on it) and Bluetooth sees it and connects. I can write a program, run the program on the microbit. But.. there is no way to upload the program so that it will run on the micro bit when Bluetooth is turned off with only the battery pack powering the microbit.

I have used mblock 5 beta and am able to do it with that. Will there be some way to upload to the microbit in SCRATCH 3.0??

thanks..
Smurfs101
Scratcher
2 posts

Does the Micro:bit work for you under Scratch 3.0?

The micro:bit has worked for me. Look at the next link and decide what two do. That is what I did, and it worked.
https://support.microbit.org/support/solutions/articles/19000026080-can-i-use-the-micro-bit-with-scratch-
16itople1
Scratcher
100+ posts

Does the Micro:bit work for you under Scratch 3.0?

Mr-Dave wrote:

I've tried connecting my microbit to the Scratch 3 extension and have not had any luck. Scratch 3 seems to find my install of “Scratchlink” and my Windows 10 laptop connects via bluetooth to the microbit. The hex file transferred okay and the microbit spelled out it's name and showed a check mark (but I don't know what it is supposed to show). However, the Scratch extension pop-up just shows no devices found. Has anyone tried using it?

My browser / operating system: Windows NT 10.0, Chrome 67.0.3396.99, Flash 30.0 (release 0)


I had this problem but then it turned out to be a Bluetooth error so I restarted my PC. It now works perfectly! I'm not sure if this will work for you though. Honestly, I think it should auto connect when it's plugged in via usb to the computer.

Hope this helps,

gingerina12
New to Scratch
3 posts

Does the Micro:bit work for you under Scratch 3.0?

I have connected successfully with a micro:bit to Scratch 3.0 on а laptop and succeeded to use the micro:bit buttons as input instead of the keyboard arrows in a scratch game.
But when I try to connect on another machine with the same micro:bit, at first I get “Connected”, immediately after pressing “Go to editor” it is disconnecting with:
“Scratch lost connection to micro:bit”. Reconnecting leads to the same result.
This computer also covers the requirements for OS and Bluetooth version. Please advice what could be the reason for that.

Last edited by gingerina12 (Nov. 21, 2018 21:20:05)

gingerina12
New to Scratch
3 posts

Does the Micro:bit work for you under Scratch 3.0?

The problem was solved with OS Update (Windows 10)
LawrenceP123
Scratcher
10 posts

Does the Micro:bit work for you under Scratch 3.0?

gingerina12 wrote:

I have connected successfully with a micro:bit to Scratch 3.0 on а laptop and succeeded to use the micro:bit buttons as input instead of the keyboard arrows in a scratch game.
But when I try to connect on another machine with the same micro:bit, at first I get “Connected”, immediately after pressing “Go to editor” it is disconnecting with:
“Scratch lost connection to micro:bit”. Reconnecting leads to the same result.
This computer also covers the requirements for OS and Bluetooth version. Please advice what could be the reason for that.


Can you please send information about your operating system, browser please.
The problem may be with your microbit. On your computer, make sure that microbit is connected. if it is and stays that way, then it must be your computer. If not, try at re-copying that program over for you microbit.
After that, if the problem continues, make sure your browser is updated to the newest version, or try another browser on you computer.
Also if you are still experiencing problems, make sure you have Scratchlink installed.

If the problem continues, let me know as I'm having a connection problem too!

@LawrenceP123
pablisch
Scratcher
10 posts

Does the Micro:bit work for you under Scratch 3.0?

Bluetooth was the issue with my connecting the microbit.

Sorry if this repeating old info but I found it very hard to come across for something so obvious.

You need Bluetooth 4 to connect. I’d say that means the majority of school laptops will not connect!

As an example my 2012 Mac Pro has Bluetooth version 2.1. Way off working with microbit and Scratch.
PinkyPepper
Scratcher
100+ posts

Does the Micro:bit work for you under Scratch 3.0?

pablisch wrote:

Bluetooth was the issue with my connecting the microbit.

Sorry if this repeating old info but I found it very hard to come across for something so obvious.

You need Bluetooth 4 to connect. I’d say that means the majority of school laptops will not connect!

As an example my 2012 Mac Pro has Bluetooth version 2.1. Way off working with microbit and Scratch.


Thanks for sharing. I already did a few workshops with kids with the micro:bit and Scratch 3.0 and only 3 out of five laptops of the kids were able to connect to the micro:bit. Next time I'll ask parents if the laptops have Bluetooth 4.

For those who are interested in Scratch projects using the micro:bit and the new Scratch 3.0 extension, please check out this studio:

https://scratch.mit.edu/studios/5812900/

Greetings, PinkyPepper
PinkyPepper
Scratcher
100+ posts

Does the Micro:bit work for you under Scratch 3.0?

@CodeCasey made a great tutorial on YouTube on how to install Scratch Link and make your micro:bit ready to use it with Scratch 3.0:

https://youtu.be/4ITQpBNn4Ng

It doesn't solve all problems people might have, but I thought it was useful to post the link here.

Greetings, PinkyPepper
CodeKidsNL
New to Scratch
2 posts

Does the Micro:bit work for you under Scratch 3.0?

Perhaps anyone has a suggestion what is happening.
I have two micro:bits with the same firmware. One micro:bit connects via Scratch Link and the other does not …
SimpleScratch
Scratcher
500+ posts

Does the Micro:bit work for you under Scratch 3.0?

CodeKidsNL wrote:

Perhaps anyone has a suggestion what is happening.
I have two micro:bits with the same firmware. One micro:bit connects via Scratch Link and the other does not …

Is the second one scrolling a 5 character name?

Can you go into you computer bluetooth settings and try to connect to it from there - does it connect?

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