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Circuit Playground Bluefruit Support
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Circuit Playground Bluefruit Support

by bsurkan on Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:53 pm

We're looking to move our 10th grade classes to either the Circuit Playground Express (CPX) or the Circuit Playground Bluefruit (CPB) from Raspberry Pi this fall and would prefer the CPB if the block code editor will be stable enough by September. We would like to make our purchase this calendar year (before June 15) to use our remaining budget, so it would be helpful if somebody could give us an idea whether block coding of the CPB will be stable (it currently crashes when I add the datalogger extension, for example, and bluetooth isn't yet supported) fully supported by September. If not, then we will likely go with the CPX boards.

Please advise!

Thanks!
Brian

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Re: Circuit Playground Bluefruit Support

by adafruit_support_carter on Mon Jun 14, 2021 1:26 pm

Just to be sure - which block code editor? MakeCode?

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Re: Circuit Playground Bluefruit Support

by bsurkan on Tue Jun 15, 2021 6:35 pm

My understanding is that the MakeCode for Circuit Playground Express editor (https://learn.adafruit.com/makecode) does not support the Bluefruit, so I'm referring to the other MakeCode editor (https://maker.makecode.com/) that includes support for Bluefruit. This latter editor seems to be less reliable and does not currently seem to work with the datalogger extension, which we need.

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Re: Circuit Playground Bluefruit Support

by adafruit_support_carter on Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:11 pm

I think maker.makecode is more of a beta version. So I think you are better off sticking with the Circuit Playground Express and https://makecode.adafruit.com/

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