Micro:bit buttons

Using this extension

Capacitive buttons (touch)

Click events (and others)

The button emits down, up, click, long lick and hold events.

input.touchP0.onEvent(TouchButtonEvent.Click, function () {
    led.plot(2, 1)

Polling state

Use isTouched or value to query the state of the sensor.

basic.forever(function () {
    if (input.touchP0.isTouched()) {
        led.plot(0, 0)
    } else {
        led.unplot(0, 0)


Various resources exist on the subject of capacitive touch and micro:bit:


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