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  Introduction  Our 10 BBC micro:bit Projects in 10 Days series introduced the incredible creative potential of this unique pocket sized computer system. But we've really only scratched the surface. Now we want to hear your ideas.   The BBC micro:bit is currently only available for sale in the UK through Farnell element14, CPC and our approved re-sellers, but we've managed to secure ten devices to give away to members of our global community. How to Enter  For your chance ...
About this project   We end our 'ten projects' series with a very simple exercise that demonstrates how to make two BBC micro:bit devices communicate with each other.   What you'll need   2 x BBC micro:bit devices 1 x Micro USB 1 x Computer or tablet 2 x AAA Batteries & Battery Holder 4 x Crocodile Clips     Project walkthrough   Go to the BBC micro:bit website, click 'create code' and begin a new Microsoft Block Editor project.   Select two 'if/do' tiles ...
https://www.microbit.co.uk/blocks/lessons/hack-your-headphones/activity About this project   In this project, students learn how to program the light sensor on the BBC micro:bit, telling the device to react to different intensities of light. By attaching the micro:bit to a speaker or a pair of headphones, students can also tell the device to play different sounds when exposed to different light intensities.   What you'll need   1 x BBC micro:bit 1 x Micro USB 1 x Computer or table ...
About this project   This project demonstrates how the BBC micro:bit's functions can be enhanced with external devices, in this case a 3V buzzer that can be programmed to act as a security alarm.   What you'll need   1 x BBC micro:bit 1 x 3V buzzer 1 x Micro USB 1 x Computer or tablet 2 x AAA Batteries & Battery Holder 2 x Crocodile Clips   Project walkthrough   Go to the BBC micro:bit website, click 'create code' and begin a new Microsoft Block Editor project.  ...
About this project   This project turns the BBC micro:bit into an electronic dice, programming the device to display a random number from 1-6 on the LED array when shaken.   What you'll need   1 x BBC micro:bit 1 x Micro USB 1 x Computer or tablet 2 x AAA Batteries & Battery Holder   Project walkthrough   Go to the BBC micro:bit website, click 'create code' and begin a new Microsoft Block Editor project.   From the Input commands menu, drag in an 'if [shake] d ...
About this project   In this project, students can learn how to turn their BBC micro:bit into a working compass by programming a simple script that displays the direction in which the device is facing on the LED array.   What you'll need   1 x BBC micro:bit 1 x Micro USB 1 x Computer or tablet 2 x AAA Batteries & Battery Holder (optional)   Project walkthrough   Go to the BBC micro:bit website, click 'create code' and begin a new Microsoft Block Editor project.  ...
About this project   This project guides pupils through the creation of a simple game played out on the BBC micro:bit's LED array. Players can earn points by using the A and B buttons to avoid falling hazards, similar to classic arcade games like Space Invaders.   What you'll need   1 x BBC micro:bit 1 x Micro USB 1 x Computer or tablet 2 x AAA Batteries & Battery Holder   Project walkthrough   Go to the BBC micro:bit website, click 'create code' and begin a new Mic ...
Since the launch of the BBC micro:bit project earlier this year, over 750,000 devices have been donated, with around 80% of UK secondary schools already registered for the program. The devices have been put to some truly inspiring uses, with over 4.5 million visits to the official BBC micro:bit website, resulting in over 440,000 programs downloaded and almost 80,000 scripts published by teachers. Projects have ranged from sending a BBC micro:bit into near-orbit to guage the temperature, to the c ...
About this project   This project introduces the BBC micro:bit's camera functionality, allowing users to take a timed photo using the device.   What you'll need   1 x BBC micro:bit 1 x Micro USB 1 x Computer or tablet 2 x AAA Batteries & Battery Holder   Project walkthrough   Go to the BBC micro:bit website, click 'create code' and begin a new Microsoft Block Editor project.   Under the left-hand commands menu, click 'Input' and find the 'On button [A] pressed ...
About this project   This project shows pupils how to introduce music and sound effects into their BBC micro:bit projects by teaching them how to write the tune 'Happy Birthday' using blocks of code.   What you'll need   1 x BBC micro:bit 1 x Micro USB 1 x Computer or tablet 2 x AAA Batteries & Battery Holder 1 x mini speaker or similar (optional) 2 x sets of crocodile clips (optional)     Project walkthrough   Go to the BBC micro:bit website, click 'create c ...
About this project   This project utilises the BBC micro:bit's input buttons and introduces some more complex commands, giving pupils the opportunity to create a simple countdown timer on their device.   What you'll need   1 x BBC micro:bit 1 x Micro USB 1 x Computer or tablet 2 x AAA Batteries & Battery Holder   Project walk through   Go to the BBC micro:bit website, click 'create code' and begin a new Microsoft Block Editor project.   Click 'Variables' in ...
Introduction The BBC micro:bit is a compact microcontroller board populated with sensors and wireless connectivity. It also has several programming languages (graphical and text based) and is super-easy to use. No software or account is needed; just traverse to the BBC micro:bit website and begin coding. I tried out the website for a while at the weekend to check it out, and this blog post provides a quick summary of an initial experiment.   Note: jlucas is running a series of micro:bit pr ...
About this project   In this simple introductory project, you can teach your pupils how to create flashing images using the BBC micro:bit's LED grid. This is a quick and accessible way to introduce new users to the basics of Microsoft Block Editor and how online code can be applied to external devices.   What you'll need   1 x BBC micro:bit 1 x Micro USB 1 x Computer or tablet 2 x AAA Batteries & Battery Holder (optional)   Getting started   To get started w ...