Get Started with MicroPython & Mu
Microbit V1 only. V2 is not supported at this time.
Find installation instructions, drivers, and everything you need to start programming the GiggleBot in Python.
01 Download Mu
01: Download and install Mu
Download then install the Mu Editor.
02 Download Driver File
01: Download the Driver File
03 Place Driver File
01: Place the Driver File "gigglebot.py" in the Mu application folder on your local drive.
Place file in: c:/users/<USERNAME>
Where <USERNAME> is your username on your local computer.
Place file in: /users/<USERNAME>/mu_code
Where <USERNAME> is your username on your Mac.
04 Open Mu
01: Open the Mu Editor
02: Click "Mode." Then, select "micro:bit"
05 Flash an empty file
01: Connect the micro:bit to your computer using the Micro-USB cable.
02: Click "New" to create a new file.
03: Flash the empty file using the "Flash" icon at the top of the editor.
06 Reset your micro:bit
01: Reset your micro:bit by pressing and holding the reset button. This button is located on the back of the micro:bit near the Micro-USB charging port.
07 Transfer the library
01: Click "Files" in the top bar.
02: Drag the gigglebot.py file over from the right-hand side, under "Files on your computer" to "Files on your micro:bit"
03: After the file has transferred to the micro:bit, click "Files" again to close the pane.
01: To test, make sure your micro:bit is connected to your computer.
02: Copy the following code and paste it into the Mu Editor.
from gigglebot import *