MakeCode Live with John Park – Today 7/14/20 @msmakecode @adafruit @johnedgarpark #makecode

Tune in for MakeCode Live with John Park! Coming up Today at 12pm PT / 3pm ET ! Live text chat on Discord.

On today’s show: Giant Digital Display with MakeCode!

Check out the live video on the MakeCode Twitch page!

You can also catch the stream on Adafruit’s Youtube LIVE, Twitch, Periscope (Twitter) and Facebook streams.

Each week, John Park codes a project from scratch, integrating MakeCode concepts and strategies. Thanks to Microsoft MakeCode Online Learning, you can interact via chat in Twitch and Discord, making it an ideal experience for teachers, students, and parents who are new to coding. Catch up on past episodes here!

Expanding on the popular MakeCode Minute series John teaches fundamental MakeCode techniques in the context of real projects, such as hand washing timers, video game controllers, LED animations, music makers, soil sensors, retro games, and more.
Covering MakeCode for Circuit Playground Express, micro:bit, maker boards, and MakeCode Arcade, MakeCode Live with John Park offers a wide variety of platforms for viewers to learn in both the browser-based simulator and on actual hardware. Tune in to the next episode with your kids, parents, or virtual classroom — come on into the chat to participate in the fun! Every Tuesday @ 12pm Pacific / 3pm Eastern.


As 2022 starts, let’s take some time to share our goals for CircuitPython in 2022. Just like past years (full summary 2019, 2020, and 2021), we’d like everyone in the CircuitPython community to contribute by posting their thoughts to some public place on the Internet. Here are a few ways to post: a video on YouTub, a post on the CircuitPython forum, a blog post on your site, a series of Tweets, a Gist on GitHub. We want to hear from you. When you post, please add #CircuitPython2022 and email circuitpython2022@adafruit.com to let us know about your post so we can blog it up here.

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