This track provides links to advanced MicroPython tutorials for the micro:bit where you will create numerous interactive games in MicroPython. In these tutorials you will work with your child exploring the different facets of the BBC micro:bit and interacting with the micro:bit using MicroPython. You will write programs in MicroPython exploring the on-board sensors, LED’s, etc, on-board the BBC micro:bit. Please note that this track builds upon MicroPython basics covered in, “Introduction To MicroPython on the BBC micro:bit – I” and “Introduction To MicroPython on the BBC micro:bit – II:. We would highly recommend that you head over to, “Introduction To MicroPython on the BBC micro:bit – I” and “Introduction To MicroPython on the BBC micro:bit – II” complete those development tracks before you get started with this one.
About the tutorials
This development track offers access to tutorials created by M Atkinson at http://Multiwingspan.co.uk. The purpose of the http://Multiwingspan.co.uk was to allow the author to host the web pages that he had designed as well as to provide additional materials related to the subjects that he taught. Pages produced by students have also published on this web space in the past. Content created and hosted at http://Multiwingspan.co.uk is owned by M Atkinson.
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.
MicroPython is a software implementation of the Python 3 programming language, written in C, that is optimized to run on a microcontroller. MicroPython is a full Python compiler and runtime that runs on the micro-controller hardware. The user is presented with an interactive prompt (the REPL) to execute supported commands immediately. Included are a selection of core Python libraries; MicroPython includes modules which give the programmer access to low-level hardware.
MicroPython was originally created by the Australian programmer and physicist Damien George, after a successful Kickstarter backed campaign in 2013. While the original Kickstarter campaign released MicroPython with a pyboard microcontroller, MicroPython supports a number of ARM based architectures. MicroPython has since been run on Arduino platform based products, ESP8266, ESP32 and Internet of things hardware. In 2016 a version of MicroPython for the BBC Micro Bit was created as part of the Python Software Foundation’s contribution to the Micro Bit partnership with the BBC.