Project 1 – Getting started and making animations
– Getting started – https://www.youtube.com/
– Extra help if you are struggling to move the file over to your Microbit – https://youtu.be/lce_cKlz1u0
– Making a simple animation – https://www.youtube.com/
– Making a more complex animation – https://www.youtube.com/
Project 2 – Making a light meter, night light and thermometer
As well as having 25 LEDs that make a screen, the Microbit also has a few different built in sensors, similar to those in a mobile phone. Today’s projects will be making use of the Microbit’s light and temperature sensors to make a light meter, night light and thermometer. Make a light meter https://youtu.be/rxaTmZDUNYs
Make a night light https://youtu.be/J8gURPVH8iw
Making a light meter and night light written instructions Make a thermometer https://youtu.be/PDDodZqekvU
TIP: When making your night light, make sure your Microbit is on a flat surface and that you have electric lights switched on overhead to really get the best effect. When using light coming from the side (e.g. the window) the Microbit tends to cast a shadow over itself if it is tilted slightly away from the window and may cause your light to come on when you don’t want it to.
Project 3 – Making a step counter and compass
Today’s project makes use of the built in accelerometer and compass inside the Microbit. It’s a bit more complicated than the past projects as they are gradually increasing in difficulty.
– Making a step counter – https://youtu.be/nnBRap6Gukw
– Making a compass – https://youtu.be/UkVOwkqF43E
A bit of extra help calibrating the compass if you get stuck on that step – https://youtu.be/QsXEXVUu4tw
Project 4 – Making gamesIn this project we will be making two types of games. The first is a random rock, paper, scissors generator that you can use to play rock paper scissors against a friend. The second is a reaction test game that you can actually play on the Microbit itself.
Rock paper scissors – https://www.youtube.com/
Making a reaction game – https://www.youtube.com/
Project 5 – Making a wire following game
In this final project we will be making use of the wire, leads and blue tack to make a playable wire following game using the gold pins on the bottom of the Microbit.
Programming the game – https://youtu.be/ypoEjZXkKns
Setting up the game – https://youtu.be/jIuKY8kV1x0
Playing the game – https://youtu.be/BEJBRA6E-VM
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