Hello World – Coding with MakeCode

Hello World – Coding with MakeCode

In this project you’ll learn how to create your first program using MakeCode, a block-based coding tool, and how to download and run it on a micro:bit. You’ll need: A computer and browser to access MakeCode at https://makecode.microbit.org/v0 A micro:bit A...
LED Colours – learning RGB colours using micro:bit

LED Colours – learning RGB colours using micro:bit

In this project we set a special LED to a range of colours. Some LEDs can display more than just white light. Some can display a range of up to 16 million colours. You’ll need: A micro:bit An a colour LED on a board such as the Kitronic RGB...
Using NeoPixel LEDs with micro:bit

Using NeoPixel LEDs with micro:bit

In this project we create some colourful patterns using a set of LEDs. These are special LEDs that can display a range of up to 16 million colours. You’ll need: A micro:bit An LED matrix such as the Kitronic ZIP Halo:...
Line Following Buggy Code

Line Following Buggy Code

In this project we learn how to code our buggy to follow a course made from a dark line on a large white sheet of paper. To start with we need to know how the buggy works. 1. How does it work? Motors The two motors are quite simple. They are connected by two wires to...
Line Following Buggy Code

Building a Line Following Buggy

In this project we build a line-following buggy with 2 electric motors, and program the micro:bit to make the buggy follow a dark line on a light background. You’ll need: A micro:bit A Kitronic Line-following Buggy kit:...