Circuit Playground Express
We recommend and support them as one of the best learning/prototype boards that are good for all ages and skill levels
MakeCode - Web Based Code editor
MU Software(IDE)- code editor-
Arduino - Based on C++
Arduino Software (IDE)
Just plug in a USB between the CPX and your computer. Press the reset button on the CPX. The board turns green signifying bootloader mode. Drag makecode program, or other programming firmware to the CPX CLAYBOOT drive
Downloading the program, creates a new firmware integrated program, installed in bootloader mode
Create program in makecode-Reset CPX into Bootloader - Drag download to Clayboot drive
The CPX works with both Circuit Python, and Arduino, which are based on Python and C programming languages with micro-controller support.
Once you are familiar with the CPX, you will be able to use what you have learned with other micro-processors that may be more suited to a specific project.
Arduino on CPX
Circuit Python Firmware Update