Updated:2018/11/16

Use mBlock 5 in A Web Browser

You can use mBlock 5 in a web browser, and installatio is not required. Creation is made convenient and simple.

mBlock 5 Web: https://ide.makeblock.com

To program with your devices, you need to install mLink to connect your devices to mBlock Web.

Pre-Installation Preparation

  • Computer Systems: Windows 7 or above, macOS 10.10 or above, 64-bit Linux

  • Browsers: Chrome is recommended.

  • mBlock 5 Web: https://ide.makeblock.com

  • Currently support devices: Codey, Neuron, mBot, mBot Ranger, Arduino Mega2560, Arduino Uno

Quick Installation

For Windows

1.Download mLink

mLink-Windows

2.Please follow the on-screen instructions to complete the mLink setup.

3.Once mLink is installed, you will find the mLink icon added to the desktop and the taskbar at the bottom right corner of the desktop.

For Mac OS

1.Download mLink

mLink-macOS

2.Please follow the on-screen instructions to complete the mLink setup.

3.Once mLink is installed, you will find the mLink icon added to your launchpad and the taskbar at the upper right corner of the desktop.

For Linux

1.Download mLink

  • Red Hat, Fedora, SUSE, CentOS: .rpm
  • Debian, Ubuntu: .deb

Note: Only 64-bit versions of Linux are supported.

2.Install mLink via the command line

1) Install .rpm on Red Hat, Fedora, SUSE, and CentOS

Open Terminal

Input the following command and press Enter:

sudo rpm -ivh --force mLink-1.2.0-1.el7.x86_64.rpm

Input the following command to start up mLink:

sudo mblock-mlink start

Note: After mLink starts up, please keep the Terminal window open to ensure hardware connection.

Input the following command to stop mLink:

sudo mblock-mlink stop

2) Install .deb on Debian and Ubuntu

Open Terminal

Input the following command and press Enter:

sudo dpkg -i mLink-1.2.0-amd64.deb

Input the following command to start up mLink:

sudo mblock-mlink start

Note: After mLink starts up, please keep the Terminal window open to ensure hardware connection.

Input the following command to stop mLink:

sudo mblock-mlink stop

Connet Your Device (Codey as An Example)

1.Connect your device to the computer via the USB cable.

2.Make sure Codey is powered on.

3.Run mLink

Note: When you enable mLink on Windows for the first time, you might receive the following alert. Please select "Allow access".

4.Open mBlock 5 Web. Then click the icon Connect to connect your Device to mBlock 5 Web.

Note: "COM3" is the serial port number and it might vary across systems and computers.Anyway, you can just click Connect.

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