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Les Pounder provides an excellent review of the Lego Spike Prime controller.

The Lego Spike Prime is an electronic building kit. We have sensors and inputs, motors and outputs all controlled by a central hub.

The hub is a smart brick. It is compatible with Lego System and Technic pieces. On the face of the hub is a central button used to power on / off the hub and to select options. This button is flanked by two cursor buttons which navigate through the stored programs. At the top right of the hub is a Bluetooth button, used to connect the hub to a PC using Bluetooth.

Neat. It’s programmable via Lego’s Spike Prime app which feels like Scratch 3.0. And…. it’s programmable with MicroPython!

So here is a not so secret, secret. The Lego Spike Prime runs MicroPython as standard! I used tio to open a serial console and directly access the hub.

See the full details, with details including the MicroPython goodness, on

And check out the video below.

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