Track - BBC micro:bit Fundamentals I

Track - BBC micro:bit Fundamentals I

This section lists the content covered under the BBC micro:bit fundamentals I track.

This course is designed to run through an entire term (10-12 weeks) assuming that one lesson is worked upon at every class.

About the BBC micro:bit - The Micro Bit (also referred to as BBC Micro Bit, stylised as micro:bit) is an ARM-based embedded system designed by the BBC for use in computer education in the UK. The board is 4 cm Ă— 5 cm and has an ARM Cortex-M0 processor, accelerometer and magnetometer sensors, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, a display consisting of 25 LEDs, two programmable buttons, and can be powered by either USB or an external battery pack. The device inputs and outputs are through five ring connectors that are part of the 23-pin edge connector at the bottom of the board. The micro:bit can be programmed using the Microsoft Block code program editor which is similar to the block based language Scratch ideal for 7-12 year olds. The micro:bit can also be programmed using the Makecode editor in Javascript and Python which allows for older kids to learn the Javascript and Python programming language using the micro:bit.

In this course we will cover the absolute fundamentals of interacting and programming the BBC micro:bit.

  • Lesson 1 : Beautiful Image
  • Lesson 2 : Lucky7
  • Lesson 3 : Answering Machine
  • Lesson 4 : Game Of Chance
  • Lesson 5 : Smiley
  • Lesson 6 : Magic Logo
  • Lesson 7 : Snowflake Fall
  • Lesson 8 : Screen Wipe
  • Lesson 9 : Flashing Heart
  • Lesson 10 : Blink
  • Lesson 11 : Night Light
  • Lesson 12 : Game Counter
  • Lesson 13 : Happy Birthday

Access to all the course content at CoderDojo Altona North is offered through our Learning Management System i.e. KidzCanCode LMS. We use the Learning Management system to give you access to the tutorials and also track your childs progress through the term. Please ask your course volunteers/mentors for the course access code which you will need to be able to access the above content.