What a trip it's been! Way back in August we announced that we would be giving away 25 packs to educators all over the world, to help them teach their students about electronics and coding using the micro:bit. We received 130+ applications to receive the kits, and from our 25 selected educators we've seen 46 blog posts to date about their experience working with micro:bit in many different contexts.
And we kind of expected this, but it was amazingly difficult to choose the three educators who would win the prize pack of micro:bit accessories! The blogs they posted were both informative and touching, useful to those educators who will follow them and inspiring to those who just enjoy seeing young people learn about electronics. We want our community to be a place where new micro:bit users can come to learn the ins and outs of working with this versatile SBC, whether they're educators themselves or new users teaching themselves skills.
So, without further ado, here are our three winners!
Robert Ancell - New Zealand
Robert contributed 9 unique blogs to our micro:bit space. He runs a code club for kids from his local primary school, and he walked us through projects for them like a scrolling display made up of multiple micro:bits and a heart monitor, providing guidance based on his experience as he went. His blogs were well documented, making his projects easy for others to replicate with their own students.
Andrei Beloiu - Romania
Andrei contributed 6 unique blogs to our micro:bit space, documenting projects like developing a micro:bit based watch and an RGB lamp. He demonstrated that the https://makecode.microbit.org/ blocks code editor is both powerful and intuitive, even in more advanced micro:bit applications. He also suggested further possibilities to take his lesson plans even deeper into the potential of the micro:bit.
Wil Lindsay - United States
Wil contributed 4 unique blogs to our micro:bit space, putting the micro:bit to work in a classroom setting for college students working on game design. His work with students who already had some coding experience provided a different perspective than many other competitors in the giveaway, and he provided excellent practical knowledge on how the micro:bit can be used in an environment like this.
Once again, we want to thank everyone who was selected as a competitor, everyone who submitted an application to become a competitor, everyone who commented on an educator's blog, really everyone who helped make this giveaway such a success!
For our three very accomplished winners, we're sending the following micro:bit accessories so they can expand the capabilities of this fantastic teaching tool:
See our RoadTest of the wear:it dev kit:
See our RoadTest of the inventor's kit:
See our RoadTest of the move mini kit: