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Programming micro:bit with Thonny IDE

Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 3:07 pm
by Kauri94

I am developing a plug-in for Thonny IDE which allows to program micro:bit in MicroPython.
One of the plug-in's key features is that it allows to quickly execute written scripts on micro:bit without flashing.
If user is happy with the result, then the written script can be flashed on micro:bit.

If you are curious and like to try it out then please check out the links below :)
More info about Thonny IDE:
More info about Thonny micro:bit plug-in (installation guide etc):

Re: Programming micro:bit with Thonny IDE

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 12:47 pm
by max85
Hi kauri

I'm a french teacher and i want to use thonny-microbit with my students.

my problem :

in my home i installed thonny 2.1.22 and the microbit plugin; the program function very well.

in my schoolthe computer scientist installed thonny 3.1.2 but it isn't possible to install the microbit plugin.

My question : is it possible to use the microbit plugin with thonny 3.1.2 .... If yes, how make this ?

Can you help me ?

Best regards


Re: Programming micro:bit with Thonny IDE

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 4:51 pm
by jimmo
Hope you get a reply answering your question but it's an old thread, so just in case you need to find other options...

Have you tried using Mu ( with your students. It has a lot of really nice features, and has a standalone version that is generally pretty easy to install even on locked-down computers.

(I used to help run a robotics summer camp for kids that involved teaching micro:bit and we really liked Mu. The plotter feature in particular is excellent)

Thonny-microbit has the really great feature though to run a script without flashing the device, which is great for getting stuff working quickly. That said, if you update the Daplink firmware on your micro:bit the new partial-flash feature is supported by Mu and it's very fast. ... -micro-bit

Re: Programming micro:bit with Thonny IDE

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 8:19 pm
by max85
I know Mu editor and i use this one.

But in my school the mathematics teachers use thonny ;

I am a physical teacher and i think is better for students to use the same python environment

Re: Programming micro:bit with Thonny IDE

Posted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:23 am
by aivarannamaa
Since Thonny 3.2 micro:bit plug-in is included in the main Thonny package.