Course Overview –
As part of the tutorials in this development track you will work with your child exploring the different facets of the BBC micro:bit and interacting with the real world using the sensors, LED’s, servo, etc, part of the Starter Kit for the BBC micro:bit. This development track provides access to all of the relevant micro:bit tutorials. These tutorials will introduce you to the various electronic components (Servo, LED’s, Motors, Resistors, Switches, Breadboard, etc.) part of the starter kit including the relevant code blocks you will need to put together. You will use the Makecode block based coding platform to write your code.
The Elecfreaks starter kit for BBC micro:bit comes packed with ~26 different electronic bits (Sensors, servo, LED’s, motors, breadboard, etc.) and includes the micro:bit breakout board. The micro:bit breakout board is useful in terms of extending the pin connections from the BBC micro:bit and makes it easy to interface with the different electronic bits i.e. sensors, shield, LED’s, motors, servo, etc. included in the starter kit. The starter kit for the BBC micro:bit offers a great opportunity to explore the world of electronics using the BBC micro:bit. Interact with the real world through the various sensors, create innovative projects, learn how to program the micro:bit to read data from the sensors and perform certain actions. The starter kit for the BBC micro:bit is a great way to dive into the awesome world of electronics and get started with your own STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) learning journey.
These tutorials will help you build upon the knowledge gained coding with Scratch and the BBC Makecode editor. This is a beginners micro:bit electronics track. We would highly recommend that you complete the following tracks before you start off with this track.
Take on the Starter Kit for BBC micro:bit development track to get a taste of the type of electronics projects you can build using the BBC micro:bit. If you are looking for a more structured introductory electronics track to dive into the world of electronics we would highly recommend considering the following –
Here’s a list of tutorials that cover use of the components included in the Starter kit for the BBC micro:bit.
About BBC micro:bit –
You can read more about the BBC micro:bit at the microbit website. Also see Kitronik’s resources here – Parents Complete Guide To The BBC micro:bit.