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Micro:Bit

Resources on the Micro:bit, a pocket-size computer

How to Get Started

If you are new to the micro:bit, check out these quick start guides.

Borrow Micro:bits and/or Kits

You can also visit the NIE Library's Makerspace at Level 3. Contact Library Technology Services at 6219-6118 for demos and tips and/or create your own project by borrowing a micro:bit kit (without micro:bit board) or starter pack (includes micro:bit board) from the library. You can make a request to borrow the items by filling in the Closed Stacks / SEDU Request form.

microbit tinker kits

From Left to Right: Tinkeracademy's Micro:bit Tinker Kit (without micro:bit board) and the BBC micro:bit Starter Pack (includes micro:bit board)

Video Tutorials from SparkFun Electronics

Check out SparkFun Electronics' 4-part video series with the micro:bit. The projects have examples that use the internal accelerometer, combine a servo (small motor that comes with the Tinkeracademy micro:bit Tinker Kit) and internal temperature sensor, and send a bluetooth message between two micro:bits.

Getting Started with micro:bit Part 1: Say Hello

Focusing on the easily accessibile MakeCode block editor from Microsoft, learn how to connect your micro:bit and upload a simple program that scrolls "Hello!" across the LED array and displays an image when a button is pressed.

Getting Started with micro:bit Part 2: Electronic Magic 8 Ball

Replicate a famous 1950s toy: the Magic 8 Ball by programming the micro:bit to respond to accelerometer events, such as physically shaking it. Find out how to share your Microsoft MakeCode project by sending someone the .hex file or creating a project page in MakeCode.

Getting Started with micro:bit Part 3: Temperature Gauge

Create a simple temperature gauge using the internal temperature sensor and a servo. Learn a couple different ways to connect a servo to the micro:bit and how to control it (using buttons as well as responding to changes in temperature).

Getting Started with micro:bit Part 4: Remote Burglar Alarm

Create a simple messenger app using the Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) radio on two separate micro:bits. Then create a light sensor that sends a wireless signal to a receiving micro:bit in order to catch a sandwich thief.