What will I learn?
For its size, the micro:bit is an incredible educational tool that will let teachers, parents and students have fun with code to create games, wearable tech and other devices as yet to be imagined. Its small size and built-in sensors make it quick to code and entertaining to use, but it’s really designed for education and is a springboard to bigger more complex platforms rather than a rival to the likes of Arduino and Raspberry Pi.
Extract taken from A great way to get into coding by TechRadar
This Learning Trunk covers...
FREE!What is a Micro:bit? Learn more about this pocket sized computer
Getting to know the Micro:bit An overview of the hardware
Basic Coding with Microsoft Makecode Learn about block coding basics
Your First Program with Micro:bit SparkFun gets you building your first proper program
From Browser to Micro:bit How to move the code to your Micro:bit
Making the Micro:bit do something with Python Python is always the way to go - get started
Making the Micro:bit do a bit more with Python Working with images, buttons and conditionals
Using Micro:bit with your Smart Device (Android) Code on the go and without cables!
Mini Challenge with MrAColley Make a compass
Mini Challenge with Teacher of Computing Make a sweet little flashing heart. Aaww!
Mini Challenge - Let the Battle Commence Learn how to make Rock, Paper, Scissors on your Micro:bit
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