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The three LED Light Show. The start of everything. (All images and videos from me.)   Like programming a sound sequence, I thought it would be useful to do the same thing with light. In this project we will start working on developing a Light Show Sequencer.   To make it simple, I will start with just 3 LEDs. I used the same kind of interface as in the Sound Sequencer project. Although the buttons are clicky, it does the job. Feel free to use any sort of keypad you want.   The ...
The Micro:bit Accelerometer Theremin. Cool case, but no lights this time. (All Images: ME)   I didn’t care for the sound that the last accelerometer Theremin produced. I wanted something that produced a pure square wave sound. The result was more than I could have wanted. It sounds like Atari sounds better than the Atari Punk Console a few projects back. There are two modes of this Theremin. One is a pure square wave. The second is “smooth” mode, where the sound can be a ...
This week we got the chance to work in Monterrey, Nuevo León, a city near McAllen, Texas, training 15 teachers on how to use technology, digital manufacturing and Electronics to boost creativity in the classroom,   micro:bit micro:bit Summer Code Club Challenge - Winners Announced! ...
Micro:bit Tutorials in Spanish As part of the work I'm developing with the microbits from the micro:bit Summer Code Club Challenge - Winners Announced!, here are two tutorials on how to start with Microbit (sorry only in Spanish)   The first one is "hello world" or your first program and circuit with microbit.   The second one is a water sensor for a plant ...
Aguaforence, analyzing water using art and technology:   The micro:bits finally arrived in our office in Mexico City. While we waited for the kitronics kit, we had an idea to do a project in the mexican mixteca, a region with beatiful landscapes but also with a lot of challenge.   For the last year we have been working in a community called Tamazulapam, very famous for it's river and clean water. In the community we work with 25 students,14-16 years old, in differente maker projects ...
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Around the World Project

Posted by rancell Jun 12, 2019
About this project  This project uses a classroom of micro:bits to pass messages between them in a circle. Each micro:bit listens to the radio for a message that matches the name of the person who is using it, shows something on the LEDs and then sends the name of the person on their left over the radio to continue the chain. When everyone has this working you should see the pictures flash around the circle of the group as the messages are passed on. This project is a good example to see v ...
  I’ve already created a slew of sound based Micro:bit projects: BBC Micro:bit – Light Theremin BBC Micro:bit – ADVANCED Light Theremin BBC Micro:bit – Atari Punk Console BBC Micro:bit – 8-Button Melody Synthesizer BBC Micro:bit – 16-button True-Tone Sound Sequencer & Synthesizer BBC Micro:bit – Accelerometer Tone Adjuster and MicroSynth Case BBC Micro:bit – Accelerometer Theremin   One thought always popped up. How can ...
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One term micro:bit course

Posted by rancell May 30, 2019
I've been running Code Clubs using micro:bits for the last nine months and I thought it might be useful to share the format I've been using in case others are interested in doing something similar.   Before using the micro:bits I was running a more loosely structured Code Club and found a number of issues with that: It was hard to help kids who were at very different experience levels at the same time (required a lot of 1-1 teaching). Having a lot of kids makes this worse. You had to pol ...
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Image Sender Project

Posted by rancell May 30, 2019
About this project  If you've done the Heart Monitor Project you would have seen how one micro:bit can send a radio message to another and get it to show an image. In that project the receiving micro:bit showed a heart image when it received messages. But what if we wanted the sending micro:bit to choose which image to show? This project will show you how to send an image using radio messages. The transmitting micro:bit sends the image when the A button is pressed and any receiving micro:b ...
The Micro:bit Accelerometer Theremin. Cool case, but no lights this time. (All Images: ME)     Continuing on the theme of the Accelerometer Tone Adjusting project, I want to use the idea of very little hardware in building another Theremin. You can see the Micro:bit Light Based Theremin project after this link. I also made an ADVANCED Light Theremin after this link. The Theremin is a constantly adjusting tone based on some sort of analog input, in most cases. Instead of using light t ...
The Micro:bit Accelerometer Tone Adjuster. (Image: ME)   This project takes the Micro:bit and lets it change tones as you move it around, using the onboard accelerometer as the variable input. This is sort of like the light Theremins I made in these two projects: basic and advanced. This time, I just have to use the Micro:bit itself. I also wanted to put the Microbit into something I could hold and move around. Additionally, I wanted to use an amplified speaker.   The software work ...
Unlock your students potential with these 3 free Lesson Plans for our STOP:bit for the BBC microbit. Students will learn how to code traffic lights and pedestrian crossings with these classroom-ready teaching resources.     They have been designed to introduce Key Stage 3 students to embedded systems. All three lessons include curriculum mapping and also practical challenges for KS3 students. We've gone into as much detail as possible so you can get these into the classroom wit ...
Unlock your students potential with these 6 free Lesson Plans for ZIP Halo for the BBC microbit. Written by a Teacher for Teachers. These resources are classroom ready and designed specifically to help you deliver the curriculum at Key Stage 3, but they can also be used by anyone who wants to learn how to use the addressable LEDs of the ZIP Halo.     Devising quality resources for Teachers has always been a key part of the Kitronik product development cycle. Because the curricul ...
Unlock your students potential with these 4 Robotics Lesson Plans for :MOVE mini for the BBC microbit, written by a Teacher for Teachers. They offer classroom-ready lesson plans designed specifically to help you deliver the curriculum at Key Stage 3.   While these resources have been produced for the classroom they are also a great introduction to the world of robotics. They can be used by anyone wanting to get more from their :MOVE mini. Cherry pick your areas of interest and begin codin ...
Unlock your students potential with these 2 free Lesson Plans for the Kitronik ACCESS:bit for the BBC microbit. Students will learn how to code the micro:bit to control an access barrier with these classroom-ready teaching resources. They have been designed to introduce Key Stage 3 students to embedded systems. Both lessons include curriculum mapping and also practical challenges for KS3 students. We've gone into as much detail as possible so you can get these into the classroom with as littl ...