Choose the editor to realise your project with!

You have most likely tried out the first things with your Calliope mini, and this is the right spot if you want to do even more with your board. These editors make it easy to show your own text on the display, to read external sensors or to program your own mini robot - just give it a go!


MakeCode is the easiest way to make use of all possibilities that the Calliope mini offers. With MakeCode you can quickly run your first programs on the Calliope mini, just give it a try!


Open Roberta Lab®

"Open Roberta Lab" allows even newbies to program intuitively with the graphical programming language NEPO®. The open-source platform is based on the long-standing knowledge of the Fraunhofer initiative "Roberta® - Learning with robots".

Open Roberta Lab

Mind+ (Scratch)

The new Mind+ Editor by DFRobot based on Scratch, allows further intuitive programming of the Calliope mini.

From now on, applications on the computer can be controlled with the Calliope mini and vice versa. Own pictures, own sounds and endless new possibilities. There are no limits to creativity.

Download, connect and start!


Calliope mini Swift Playground

The Calliope mini Swift Playground can be used without any previous knowledge and is ideal for getting started with text-based programming using the Mac or the iPad. The programming language Swift is explained in the first chapters by entering and adjusting parameters in an easy-to-understand manner. Calliope mini Playground also comes with a great tutorial that helps you to create exciting projects (with Swift) in class.

Swift Playground


microblocks can be seen as an extended Scratch. Part of the original Scratch team developed this editor, which focuses on physical interaction.

abbozza! Calliope

abbozza! Calliope is a graphical development environment for the Calliope mini that is being developed for use in schools and for makers of all ages. abbozza! is being developed at the Chair of Computer Science Education at the University of Osnabrück.


Calliope mini App

The Calliope mini can also be programmed mobile! With the iOS or Android App you can use the editors directly from your smartphone or tablet.