Good to know
There are a couple of additional things you need to keep an eye on while using the console.
The micro-USB to USB cable is used to connect the console to your computer and to download new software updates as well as to upload your own games created using CircuitBlocks!
Micro USB cable
Connecting your Nibble to the computer
What is CircuitBlocks you say?
CircuitBlocks is a graphical programming interface that helps newbies get into embedded programming.
It’s based on Microsoft’s MakeCode and PXT-Blockly (Google Blockly fork) and it presents the user with a slick Scratch-like interface in which they connect logic blocks to generate code for their MAKERphone and Nibble (and soon other CircuitMess devices).
You can find more about CircuitBlocks here.
Once connected to your computer, make sure to turn the console on so it gets recognized.
Additionally, there is also a small button on top of the console, which is used to quickly reset the console. Use that button whenever the console gets stuck or if it’s loading for too long. However, do not touch this button while playing the games since it will erase your game progress!
There is also a small blue light underneath the screen that should be blinking while the console is on. You probably won’t see it from all these casings, but if you do, don’t be surprised - it’s an indicator that your console is working.
The blue blinking light - an indicator of a working console
Finally, if your batteries ever run out of juice, make sure to replace them with AAA (triple-A) batteries. It’s best to use the batteries from the same pack since they are all going to last for the same amount of time.
Now enough talking, let’s get playing!
You can play one of the four games that are already pre-loaded on your Nibble, or create your own custom games which is even more fun.
If you're not sure how to start with programming your own game, check out our Nibble coding guide that will guide you through coding your first game: