Track - BBC micro:bit Fundamentals III : Making & Creating

Track - BBC micro:bit Fundamentals III : Making & Creating

This section lists the content covered under the BBC micro:bit Fundamentals III Making & Creating 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.

This course builds upon the basics covered in the micro:bit fundamentals courses I, II and introduces the student to making (Creating innovative projects) using the BBC micro:bit.

  • Lesson 1 : The Watch Maker
  • Lesson 2 : Hack Your Headphone
  • Lesson 3 : The Banana Keyboard
  • Lesson 4 : The Telegraph
  • Lesson 5 : The Ornament Chain
  • Lesson 6 : The Hero

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.