I know Microsoft MakeCode when my son is doing his Micro:bit schoolwork through MakeCode. At the first glance, I was attracted by this free education resource. It provides the software editors for at least 7 hardware, all focusing on the K12 student. I also assume that more hardware will be added into this list in future.
Looking at each of those hardware, I have to admit that I am only familiar with LEGO MindStorms EV3. As we know, LEGO has provided both classical block language and LEGO EV3 MicroPython (released in April, 2019). In previous post, I mentioned that LEGO MindStorms could be connected to Scratch, but its functionalities as Scratch extension are too limited to use them effectively. Therefore, I am interested in knowing how MakeCode fills the gap and provides a third programming choices for EV3.
When I click the above “LEGO MindStorms Education EV3” icon, a new web page opens which is specific to LEGO MindStorms EV3, as shown below. You could also open this website directly at: https://makecode.mindstorms.com/