micro:arcade Kit Experiment Guide
Installing the gamer:bit Extension for Microsoft MakeCode
To make the most out of the gamer:bit with the least amount of coding, use the MakeCode extension we wrote for the gamer:bit board.
If you have used Arduino before, you probably know about a thing called a library; which is a collection of code that extends the functionality of the core programming language. MakeCode extensions work the same way.
Installing a MakeCode Extension
To install or add a new extension to your MakeCode toolbox (the list of different block groups), click on "Advanced" and then on "Add Extension."
From here you can search for "SparkFun" or "SparkFun gamer-bit," and it should show up as a public extension in the list. Go ahead and click on it.
This will add all of the blocks to your toolbox. In general, this is a bit tricky as, depending on how the extension was written, it may either have its own toolbox or just add blocks to the existing ones. Take a look at your toolbox; for the gamer:bit you should see...
Great! You have now installed the gamer:bit extension and are ready to use the board as well as the components that come in the micro:arcade kit. As a side note, for every new MakeCode project that you make, you will have to load extensions over again. Not a big deal, but noteworthy! Now, let's put your extension to good use and get your game on!!!