Stopwatch Issues with 7 Segment display for Microbit


Still unable to display tenths of a second with the monk maker´s 7-Segment display for the Microbit…any ideas ?
I used the following example script and tried to modify it, but unluckily it is not possible to display less than 170 miliseconds.
The script :
let n = 0
n = 100
for (let count = 0; count <= n; count++) {
serial.writeString(" “)
serial.writeNumber(n - count)
basic.forever(() => {



Is it maybe the basic.pause(170) line? That is 170ms right?
Just for the record, I haven’t touched my Micro-Bit in ages and don’t have that display.
And can’t make heads nor tales of what that code does. Thats just me though so the above is just a best guess. ;)


You are right…below of 170ms the unit only shows an 1 at the first Digit…Error ?!?


Do you have a link to the original unmodified code?
If you put your code between 3 ` and another ``` at the end it will retain the original code indents etc. Its effectively code tags. On my keyboard its the key under the esc with the ~ on it.


Like this ´´´ (code)~ ´´´ ??


What I do is put ``` on a line.
Then under it clip and past my code right from the python editor
Then put three more `` at the end on thier own line. If you do it right you don’t see the ` 's
Its actually hard to post how to do it without it actually doing the code tag. Thats why there are only two in the above line. If I put three they disappear. and my text shows up as code.

import os
import time, datetime
import bme680
import ledshim


sense = SenseHat()
sense.set_imu_config(False, False, False)
sense.low_light = True

def ledtemp():

    if sensor.get_sensor_data(): 
       t = 
       t = round(t)

    if t > 28:                                         # Realy Hot 
        set_multiple_pixels(range(0,27), 255, 0, 0)    # Red
        set_multiple_pixels(range(27,28), 255,140, 0)  # Orange
        M = (t - 56) * (-1)
        # R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R O
    elif t > 0 and t <= 28:                            # Main
        set_multiple_pixels(range(0,3), 255, 140, 0)   # Orange
        set_multiple_pixels(range(3,16), 0, 255, 0)    # Green
        set_multiple_pixels(range(16,28), 255, 255, 0) # Yellow
        M = (28 - t)
        # O O O G G G G G G G G G G G G G Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    elif t <= 0 and t >= -27:                          # Cold 
        ledshim.set_all(0, 0, 255)                     # Blue
        M = (t * (-1))
        # B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B
    elif t < -27:                                      # Really cold
        set_multiple_pixels(range(0,3), 255, 255, 255) # Blue
        set_multiple_pixels(range(3,28), 0, 255, 255)  # Aqua
        M = ((28 + t) * (-1))
        # B B B A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A

Thats just snippets from a full python file.


…telling me how to use this WYSIWYG Editor would not bring us closer to a possible solutio the still existing problem…btw…the script i filled in is almost the genuine one from the makecode, simply not in blocks, but the java version…


It was meant to be a by the way type of post. Python is really fussy about indents, and thats what is usually lost when code is posted without code tags, thats all. I didn’t mean to distract from the real issue.

I have next to no experience with make code. It was an exercise in futility for me trying make any sense out of it. I had wrongly assumed you were using micro python, my bad. Sorry about that. =(

I use the MU editor with my Micro Bits and code in micro python. Only because thats what I use with my Raspberry Pi’s.