Get hands on with this fantastic physical computing device, an exciting mix of programming and electrical engineering
BBC Micro:bit Workshop
What tools will we use
The BBC microbit is a small simple microprocessor, we can upload code to it and get it to interact with electrical components such as thermometers, LEDS and motors.
You can use your BBC micro:bit for all sorts of cool creations, from robots to musical instruments – the possibilities are endless. The micro:bit is a handheld, fully programmable computer." BBC website
During the workshop we'll focus on physical computing and automated systems. Participants will have the opportunity to bring their own inventions to life as the Micro: Bit allows for quick connecting and coding.
Equipment and Software
All you need to get started with the microbit is a pc/laptop, and internet connection and a microbit.
LimboTech has a classroom set of 20 microbit kits which we can provide for the workshop
What will I learn?
Reading and writing Python programming language
Drag and drop programming (block editor)
Develop creativity, logic and critical thinking
Discover exciting real world application of mathematics
Understanding of electrical circuits
Gain the knowledge to kick-start your own projects at home
Get hands on with some basic features of the microbit
Explore using the microbit to control LEDS and create a simple moving robot.
One Day workshop
Gain a in-depth understanding of physical computing and many applications for the Microbit, plan and test your own smart gadget
Get to grips with the advanced features of the microbit, apply your new knowledge by planning and delivering your own creative project using a range of digital technologies.