Accessing the REPL¶
Accessing the REPL on the micro:bit requires:
- Using a serial communication program
- Determining the communication port identifier for the micro:bit
- Establishing communication with the correct settings for your computer
If you are a Windows user you’ll need to install the correct drivers. The instructions for which are found here:
To access the REPL, you need to select a program to use for serial communication. Some common options are picocom and screen. You will need to install program and understand the basics of connecting to a device.
The micro:bit will have a port identifier (tty, usb) that can be used by the computer for communicating. Before connecting to the micro:bit, we must determine the port identifier.
Establishing communication with the micro:bit¶
Depending on your operating system, environment, and serial communication program, the settings and commands will vary a bit. Here are some common settings for different systems (please suggest additions that might help others)