What are we going to do?
In this activity you'll learn how to get started with the micro:bit board.
There're basically two options to start coding:
Micro:bit block programming
Python based editor
We suggest to start with blocks amd jump to python when you're more familiar with programming languages.
After finishing this activity, you'll be able to connect your board to your computer and code a basic program that turns some LEDS on and off.
Let's get started
Now it's your turn!
It was about time to let you try it for yourself! I now propose some challenges that I encourage you to do. I think they are fun and I trust you can pass them!
Remember that each time you change the program by adding or removing some blocks, you can see how it looks at the left side of the editor. When you're happy with the result, you'll have to download it again and send it to micro:bit board following same steps as before.
Here you have:
- Show a symbol, an emoji or a personalized logo using the micro:bit leds.
- Show a text, name or a sentence
- Show numbers on the screen
- Extra challenge, can you show a countdown from ten to one?
If you managed to finish this activities, you can search for more challenges on micro:bit's website
Remember that you can use your BBC micro:bit for all sorts of cool creations, from robots to musical instruments – the possibilities are endless. This little device has an awful lot of features, like 25 red LED lights that can flash messages. There are two programmable buttons that can be used to control games or pause and skip songs on a playlist. Your BBC micro:bit can detect motion and tell you which direction you’re heading in, and it can use a low energy Bluetooth connection to interact with other devices and the Internet – clever!