micro:bit Maker

A 1 day introduction to programming using the BBC micro:bit.
Electronics
Coding
Design
Construction
 
 
 
 
 
£129-£134
✓ 9-13 years
1 day
 

Take Home:

micro:bit Miniature Computer
Kit of Electronic Components
USB Drive with your Programs

You Will Learn:

Core Electronics Skills
Basic Programming Concepts
Applying your Skills to Practical Projects

Need to Know:

1:8 Staff-Student Ratio
All Equipment Provided
4 x 1.5 Hour Sessions
 

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Want to try coding but don't know where to start? Fancy trying a taster course before a full week of camp? This course is for you!

Learn how to get up and running quickly with the BBC micro:bit miniature computer, with our 1 day crash course on coding. Create a variety of exciting projects using the highly capable built-in features of the micro:bit, then see how to add your own electronic components to make even more complex designs.

Even better, take everything home at the end and continue creating using the free online programming software.

This course is also available as part of the 5 day Maker Week course.

  • Learn how to code using an easy, intuitive drag and drop system
  • Gain core skills transferable to other languages and GCSE Computing
  • Create programs using the built-in accelerometer, compass and LED screen
  • Easily integrate WiFi and Bluetooth capabilities to use at home
  • Add some basic electronic components such as pressure switches and LEDs
  • Suitable for complete beginners with extra challenges for advanced campers!
  • Take the full kit home afterwards to continue your inventions!
 
 

Course Dates 2018

Sparsholt College, Winchester 12 Apr Part of Maker Week only
St Helen & St Katherine, Abingdon 27 Jul Day 9-13 £134
St Helen & St Katherine, Abingdon 3 Aug Day 9-13 £134
Chelsea Academy, London 10 Aug Day 9-13 £129
Chelsea Academy, London 17 Aug Day 9-13 £129
Sparsholt College, Winchester 3 Aug Part of Maker Week only
Sparsholt College, Winchester 10 Aug Part of Maker Week only
Sparsholt College, Winchester 17 Aug Part of Maker Week only
Sparsholt College, Winchester 24 Aug Part of Maker Week only