What is a MakeCode extension?
A Microsoft MakeCode extension is a handy way for users to program with objects that are outside of what is offered when you load up MakeCode for the first time. Whether it is an extension for LED strips like Neopixel or an extension for a robot like DFROBOT Maqueen Robot we made, extensions will make your life easier.
Whether it is one of our extensions or someone else’s, adding extensions in Microsoft MakeCode is easy no matter what platform you use. The following instructions use the Brainpad Classic, Brainpad Arcade, and MicroBit as examples.
How to install extensions
Next, click on the Advanced tab, then onto + Extensions
After that, we need to type in the link for the extension. You can get the link for the extension on the maker’s website. For us, we include the link within the post itself.
The extension will now pop up in the list with all the other original block groups. The location of the added extension depends on where the maker wanted it to be put but is usually at the bottom above the Advanced tab you clicked earlier. You can always use the Search box at the top to find the blocks you just loaded as well.
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