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Does Monster M4sk work with MakeCode?
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Does Monster M4sk work with MakeCode?

by winterminute on Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:43 pm

Title says it all. If so, which MakeCode URL do I use ?

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Re: Does Monster M4sk work with MakeCode?

by mikeysklar on Sun Nov 01, 2020 5:27 pm

@wintermute,

The short answer is no. Looking at the supported boards from the MakeCode site the M4SK is not listed. We also do not have guides on Adafruit describing how to use MakeCode with the M4SK.

That being said you might have some other boards of ours you wish to use with MakeCode see this list:

https://maker.makecode.com/boards/adafruit

The CPX BLE seems like the most well supported (in terms of examples and functionality) if you had to pick one.

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Re: Does Monster M4sk work with MakeCode?

by winterminute on Sun Nov 01, 2020 6:12 pm

What's the difference between maker.makecode, makecode.adafruit, arcade.makecode? Are all boards supported on all of them or a specific URL for a specific board?

I also have a Pygamer so will look at getting that one up and running.

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Re: Does Monster M4sk work with MakeCode?

by mikeysklar on Tue Nov 03, 2020 3:50 pm

makecode.maker - wide range of Adafruit boards supported focus on physical computing.

makecode.adafruit - geared towards the CPX only (still focused on physical computing).

arcade.makecode - code is geared towards gaming so gaming blocks.

I'd still recommend the CPX BLE over anything else for ease of use and maximum support.

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Re: Does Monster M4sk work with MakeCode?

by winterminute on Tue Nov 03, 2020 3:59 pm

yep, agree it's a great jack-of-all-trades board. I just happened to have a M4SK lying around that I thought my kids could play with. I wonder why there's not one single MakeCode instance in which all boards with all capabilities are available.

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Re: Does Monster M4sk work with MakeCode?

by mikeysklar on Wed Nov 04, 2020 12:48 pm

@wintermute,

My best guess is that it is too much to maintain a tested and stable release for so many new devices coming out all the time.

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