Project Level: Beginner II
In this class, you will learn some basic programming skills using the micro:bit microcontroller! The micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer that you can code, customize and control to bring your digital ideas, games and apps to life. It’s a small, code-able device that provides a great introduction to programming and making – switch on, program it to do something fun – wear it, customize it, develop new ideas.
We’ll learn how to illuminate LEDs and create simple animations, we’ll program the micro:bit to respond to button presses, and we’ll learn how to program micro:bits to communicate with one another over Bluetooth. Once we understand the basics, we’ll build a few interactive games including a hide and seek game and a cool, large-group zombie invasion game! We’ll also brainstorm on new projects you can build in class or at home.
Technologies to be Learned:
This class was also offered in 2018 and 2019. This year we will be covering the same content as last year, with only slight adjustments.
Creating games with Micro:bit