[Vm-dev] Squeak for BBC Micro bit?

Yoshiki Ohshima Yoshiki.Ohshima at acm.org
Tue Jun 25 17:42:49 UTC 2019

It also runs MicroBlocks:


done by none other than John Maloney.  It runs a small VM on MicroBit that
allows hot code editing when tethered and then can run standalone.

On Tue, Jun 25, 2019 at 10:33 AM K K Subbu <kksubbu.ml at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 24/06/19 10:15 PM, tim Rowledge wrote:
> >> On 2019-06-23, at 10:50 PM, K K Subbu<kksubbu.ml at gmail.com>
> >> wrote:
> >>
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> Has anyone in this group tried out BBC's micro:bit board[1]? The
> >> board was released around 2016 targeted at seventh graders - the
> >> same target audience as the original Squeak and Etoys team.
> > The compute power is a bit... limited. It's not impossible one could
> > make a Squeak that could fit, just a lot of work for not a great
> > reward.*Driving*  one from Squeak might be much more intersting; I
> > nearly got the Raspberry Pi gang to pay to do the work to drive it
> > from Scratch but.. Scratch 2 in Flash came along ruined a substantial
> > fraction of the universe.
> The board may be small for modern Squeak, but it already runs
> MicroPython interpreter. It sits between Arduino and Raspberry Pi and
> would make a good target for a scaled down Etoys or NetMorph.
> No doubt that it is a low floor, low ceiling board but combined with
> some simple hardware like Move Mini Buggy [1], it could reify a turtle
> and communicate with a parent Squeak over BT for larger work.
> [1] https://www.kitronik.co.uk/blog/drawing-move-mini-buggy/
> Regards .. Subbu

-- Yoshiki
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