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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 ...
Unlock your students potential with our 5 Lesson Plans For The :GAME ZIP 64 for BBC microbit. Written by a Teacher for Teachers. They are 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 writing games for anyone that wants to get more from their :GAME ZIP 64. Cherry pick your areas of interest and begin writing your first game now!     ...