Thank you for purchasing our coding kit. This kit is designed for children aged 7-14 and we anticipate that younger children will need a bit of help completing the tasks whereas older children will be able to work independently. Before you start, click here to join our optional Facebook group where you can request help and share your children’s creations. If you get stuck with any of the projects or activities, just email and we will be able to help you. Each activity has written and video instructions. You could use just the written instructions, just the video instructions, or a combination of both. Older children may wish to challenge themselves to just use the written instructions and have the videos just in case they get stuck. All videos are only accessible to people with the link. First off, we recommend watching the video below.
– Unboxing the Microbit and showing how to connect the battery pack –

Project 1 – Getting started and making animations

– Extra help if you are struggling to move the file over to your Microbit –
– Making a simple animation –
– Making a more complex animation –

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
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 –
– Making a compass –
A bit of extra help calibrating the compass if you get stuck on that step –

Project 4 – Making games

In 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.

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 –
Setting up the game –
Playing the game –
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