Ok, it is time for the second experiment of today.
First of all, let’s see if we can say ‘Hello!’, and perhaps add your name? Here are the steps:
1 – Launch the Microsoft Block Editor
2 – Can you put these two objects together? It’s very similar to scratch
3 – Click on ‘Compile’ – this will download a .hex file to the computer, we should copy it onto the Microbit
4 – Find the new file, drag and drop it on the Microbit
5 – Wait for the Microbit to reboot
6 – Give it a shake (mind you, the cable is quite short ;)!) Did it say something?
It’s fun, isn’t it? Here are two more challenges:
A – Change the ‘Hello!’ into something else (remember to compile, upload, let it reboot and shake).
B – This one is a little more challenging. There are 2 buttons on the Microbit, A, B and A+B. Could you build a code so that the Microbit sends different messages when:
- Button A is pressed
- Button B is pressed
- Buttons A+B are pressed together
Here is a hint: You can find the Input in ‘Input’ and the Show String in ‘Basic’
Once you are finished, could you please save the code as The String Speaker. Thanks!