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micro:bit Programming Course

Welcome to micro:bit Programming Course, a micro:bit Programming. Program micro:bit using MicroPython to create pedometers, wearable bracelets, and 2-way communication radios.

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micro:bit with Python Course

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Recommended for Ages 11+

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No Prerequisites

Python

Python is one of the most popular high-level programming languages today. It is easy to read and flexible for use in functional or object-oriented programming paradigms. Its many useful libraries make it a favorite choice for scripting, machine learning, data science, and more.

What Kids Learn

  • Control a micro:bit with Python
  • Complete 30+ fun activities
  • Build a wearable pedometer
  • Build multiplayer games
  • Program a morse code communicator

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Quick practice quizzes and assessment tests evaluate a child's comprehension of subjects taught.

Captivating Topics

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Introduction

Learn to Program the micro:bit Using MicroPython

6 Modules:

  • What is a micro:bit?
  • What is MicroPython?
  • Hello, World!
  • scorekeeper
  • Review
  • Quiz
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Emoji Maker

Learn to draw and animate on the micro:bit using MicroPython

6 Modules:

  • Emoji Maker
  • Drawing an Emoji
  • Animating the Emoji
  • Making Faces
  • Review
  • Quiz
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Track and Field

Program a pedometer and a lap timer using micro:bit and MicroPython

9 Modules:

  • Track and Field
  • Project 1: Pedometer
  • Counting Steps
  • Gearing Up
  • Lap Timer
  • Finishing Touches
  • Timing It
  • Review
  • Quiz
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Prime Time

Learn to use the micro:bit to work with numbers

6 Modules:

  • Prime Time
  • Prime Number Checker
  • Square Root Machine
  • Bonus: Inputting Numbers
  • Review
  • Quiz
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Temperature Search

Learn to use the micro:bit to sense temperature changes

8 Modules:

  • Temperature Search
  • Thermometer
  • Random Temperature
  • Temperature Search Game
  • Finishing Touches
  • Playing the Game
  • Review
  • Quiz
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Reflex Master

Build a reaction time game for the micro:bit using MicroPython

7 Modules:

  • Reflex Master
  • Flashing the Screen
  • Timing the Reaction
  • Final Touches
  • Playing the Game
  • Review
  • Quiz
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Maze Madness

Create a maze game where you have to avoid touching the sides

6 Modules:

  • Maze Madness
  • Detecting Pin Connections
  • Creating the Maze
  • Testing the Game
  • Review
  • Quiz
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High Rollers

Program the micro:bit to become a die that only rolls high numbers

10 Modules:

  • High Rollers
  • High Rollers Game
  • Rolling Multiple Times
  • CPU Dice Rolls
  • Loaded Die
  • Detecting Pin Touching
  • Finishing the Dice
  • Playing the Game
  • Review
  • Quiz
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Soundboard

Program your micro:bit to play sounds and use text-to-speech

7 Modules:

  • micro:bit Soundboard
  • Attaching the Speaker
  • Saying Phrases
  • Customizing the Sound
  • Playing Music
  • Review
  • Quiz
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Button Masher!

Create a 2-player game where the player who clicks first wins

8 Modules:

  • Button Masher
  • Registering Clicks
  • Displaying Number of Clicks
  • Showing Progress
  • Finishing Touches
  • Playing the Game
  • Review
  • Quiz
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Dodgeball

Create a dodgeball game that works on the micro:bit

6 Modules:

  • Dodgeball
  • Showing and Moving Your Character
  • Dropping Balls
  • Finishing the Game
  • Review
  • Quiz
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Guess the Word

Build a guess-the-word game on the micro:bit

8 Modules:

  • Guess the Word
  • Displaying the Word
  • Letter Selector
  • Checking the Selected Character
  • Finishing Touches
  • Guessing the Words
  • Review
  • Quiz
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Morse Code

Build a micro:bit radio communicator that sends and receives morse code

7 Modules:

  • Morse Code Modules
  • Sending the Signal
  • Receiving the Signal
  • Combine Sending and Receiving
  • Sending Messages
  • Review
  • Quiz
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Treasure Hunt

Write a program to locate a hidden micro:bit

6 Modules:

  • Treasure Hunt
  • The 'Treasure' micro:bit
  • The 'Seeking' micro:bit
  • Playing the Game
  • Review
  • Quiz

Algorithms & Programming

Arrange commands in code to produce desired solutions.

Problem Solving

Evaluate task goals and identify steps to reach them.

Critical Thinking

Analyze and develop logical solutions to problems.

Decision Making

Determine options in the execution of a task with differing outcomes.

Testing & Debugging

Review code to locate and fix errors.

Hardware Control

Implement code to control external hardware devices.

Interactive Programs

Create a program with multiple moving, visual, interactive parts.

Animation

Make parts of a program change appearance over time with motion or image sequences.

Game Design

Design simple to complex game programs that require continuous interaction.

Music

Utilize musical notes, sound effects, or synthesizers in programs.

Math

Utilize arithmetic, algebra, or geometry in a coding project.

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