A common project in MakeCode is to read sensors like temperature, light, moisture, etc. and record or display the values for the user. The display part can be easy with lights and displays. But recording data for later use has been laborious.
With an additional extension, MakeCode can also write data to a file, if the microcontroller has some flash memory on board. Adafruit’s Express series, which is programmable in both MakeCode and CircuitPython, has extra flash used (up to now) for CircuitPython. The MakeCode extensions Datalogger and Storage use that flash storage to allow the programmer to write data out as files.
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