In this Raspberry Pi Visual Studio Code (VS Code) tutorial I go through all the steps to installing this handy code editor.
If you’re using the Raspberry Pi as a desktop and want a decent program to edit and create code, then Visual Studio Code is perfect. It is feature packed and contains basically everything you will need to make your very own programs.
I recommend using a Git service such a self-hosted Git, GitHub or even Gitlab. These software packages are not just great for version control but also making sure that your code is backed up and readily available.
There are many other code editors that you can use on the Raspberry Pi. Each of the editors has their own pros and cons. I find VS Code one of the best that you can easily install on the Raspberry Pi.
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Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.