Join our Micro:bit Coding Workshop to learn about the BBC Micro:bit and work on coding projects with Microsoft MakeCode.
The BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer designed to inspire every child to create their best digital future. It is a multi-functional tool that works in lots of different ways when programmed to do so. Through the micro:bit, children are encouraged to explore their ideas while using real code and real computational thinking, and it makes coding fun.
Through harnessing both the hardware and software, it helps grow children’s computing knowledge and provides a practical purpose to their learning. The device lets children discover that that they can control the design and application of technology in their world.
Purchase BBC Micro:bit GO Complete Starter Pack $29.90
A 5x5 LED matrix with 25 red LEDs to light up and can display animated patterns, scrolling text and alphanumeric characters
On-board motion detector or 3-AXIS digital accelerometer that can detect movement e.g. shake, tilt or free-fall and use it to control motion activated games
Two programmable buttons. Use them as a games controller, or control music on a smart phone
A built-in compass, 3D magnetometer to sense which direction you're facing and your movement in degrees and detect the presence of certain metals and magnets
Purchase BBC Micro:bit GO Complete Starter Pack with one hour introduction to Micro:bit coding on MakeCode $59
Online private coding session for 60 min.
Introduction to BBC Micro:bit
Coding on Microsoft MakeCode
Micro:bit Name Badge Project
The micro:bit’s LED display output can show words and numbers as well as pictures.
This program shows you how to scroll text across the screen to let people know your name and show a picture.
Micro:bit Graphical Dice Project
This program uses selection to show dots on the display to represent the numbers, looking like the dots on each face of real dice, depending on which random number was generated.