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Microsoft Announces @Lego_Education #Mindstorms #EV3 Programmability with @MSMakecode #MakeCode

MakeCode with Lego

Today Microsoft announced MakeCode for LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3! It is the culmination of months of engineering, design and user testing work with LEGO Education.

LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 brings technology and computer science to life with hands-on, project-based learning using the familiar LEGO bricks. And now with MakeCode support, students can use easy drag-and-drop block coding, or JavaScript text programming from a browser to make their creation escape from a maze, detect different colored objects, or turn into a musical instrument.

lego+Makecode

Microsoft MakeCode can be used by a number of different Maker platforms including Adafruit Circuit Playground Express. Check out:
https://makecode.adafruit.com
https://maker.makecode.com

Find out more information about EV3 and MakeCode from Microsoft or go direct to makecode.MINDSTORMS.com.

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