CodeSpace on Linux

CodeSpace runs great on Linux! You just need to install Chrome or Chromium browser, and enable the USB device access. Details are shown below:

1. Install Chrome

There are two options here - either one will work just fine for CodeSpace:

Chromium open source browser

> sudo apt install chromium-browser

 or Chrome Download from Google

go to and download/install the package for your Linux distribution.

2. Add a UDEV Rule for the microbit and CodeBot WebUSB interfaces

Note: If you're not using both microbits AND CodeBots, then only one of the files below is required.

a) Use your favorite text editor to create a file:

b) Edit the microbit.rules file to contain the following:


c) Use your favorite text editor to create a file:

d) Edit the codebot.rules file to contain the following:

e) Signal udevd to reload the rules
sudo udevadm control --reload
sudo udevadm trigger


3. Enjoy CodeSpace on Linux!