Course Overview –
As you work through this course you will learn basics of MicroPython on the Kittenbot Meowbit, explore the MicroPython API and write programs in MicroPython that exploit the features of the Kittenbot Meowbit. The MicroPython implementation for the Kittenbot Meowbit is different from that on the BBC micro:bit. So while the concepts might in some cases be the same, the libraries and code used could different significantly.
Here’s the outcomes we will be working towards as part of this development track.
Recommended Prior Learning –
We would highly recommend that you complete some of the following development tracks before you start working on the Programming Games with the Kittenbot Mewobit development track.
Each of the development tracks listed above can be access through KidzCanCode (https://learning.kidzcancode.com).
Here are the hardware prerequisites for this course –
About the Kittenbot Meowbit –
The Meowbit is a card-sized graphical retro game computer with allows you coding with Makecode arcade and Python. In other words, it can combines game programming, design while presenting learners the opportunity to learn mainstream programming languages like micropython. The Meowbit is a card-sized graphical programming video game console designed for kids of all ages.
The Kittenbot Meowbit comes with a 1.8′ full-color screen, 6 x programmable buttons, 1 x buzzer, built-in light sensor, temperature sensor, SD card slot (For external storage), multiplayer connector and edge connector. A special feature of the Meowbit is the in-built edge connector which should (**no extensive testing or certification of other 3rd party expansion boards has been conducted) be compatible with most micro:bit expansion boards out there. When combined with the Kittenbot Robot:bit board you have the ability to create a programmable versatile robot in a very short time. The Kittenbot Meowbit can also be used with the Kittenbot IoBit to create different electronics projects.