Can you code the micro:bit without the Strawbees Robotics board?
Coding the micro:bit board on MakeCode is possible by default. The Strawbees Robotics board is an extension for the micro:bit making it easier to control up to 3 servo motors simultaneously, without the need of alligator clips, and provide a compact battery pack. This possibility makes it easier to detract from the computer and attach to projects. When programming using the Robotics board, the added extension on MakeCode makes the first time controlling the servos a good starting point, especially for first time users.