Now we are going to make a balancing game like the one on Scratch from before, but this time it will be real and physical!   This is the Quirk Bot:   Task 1: Build a pyramid with the straws and strawbees.   Task 2: programming the quirkbot.... read more

To get started you need to collect a set of challenge cards in pairs. Now for a challenge! By answering the questions in you will get essential pieces of the robot that we will be building. There are many parts that make up our robot. You will have to wi... read more

How was that, easy? Challenging? Fun? Now things are getting serious, can we programme the ‘Rock, Paper, Scissors’ game? Let’s do it together. How is it activated? by a Shake What happens when you shake? Well, 3 things: Rock, Paper, Scis... read more

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 togethe... read more

First of all, congratulations for making it this far, this is a tough workshop ;)! As you may have noticed, there are 25 (5 x 5) LEDs (Light-Emitting Diodes) on the micro:bit, let’s use them. Why don’t we program the name of the notes to come ... read more

Yes, hacking the headphones was a good solution, but a little quiet, isn’t it? Let’s build a speaker. There are no instructions for this part of the workshop, you will have to work with other students, to work out the best solution. All we can... read more

  In coding, compiling is the action which translates the code readable by humans, into that suitable for machines (computers, phones, the micro:bit, etc.). Once you click on ‘Compile’ the browser will create a .hex file (probably in your... read more

As you may have noticed, we also have 0, 1, 2, 3v and GND. 0 and GND are for our speaker (coming up shortly), 3v is for extra power, but 1 and 2? Let’s use them. Search for the block below, in ‘Input’ Let’s assign a G to P1 and an ... read more