9 Easy Micro:Bit Projects
Build Smart and Simple Gadgets, from a Fitness Step Counter to a Digital Dino Pet
COMPUTERS / Microprocessors
Jan 02, 2080
7 x 9.25 in
No Starch Press
Learn coding and electronics basics with the BBC micro:bit; a simple board designed especially for teaching kids and beginners programming concepts.
Beginning micro:bit will show you how to build awesome electronics projects by learning code in MicroPython, a simplified version of the popular Python programming language, in conjunction with the micro:bit, a tiny electronics board developed specifically to help kids (10+) learn to code.
You’ll start with simple flashing animations and automatic text reminders, and go on to make a radio, quiz machine, weather station, secret code lock, and digital pet dino. The book focuses on using the mu text editor: a program designed to make coding the micro:bit as easy as possible.
The simple, straightforward instructions, color illustrations, and easy-to-follow code examples make this accessible to kids and adults with no experience at all!
Original, fun projects with step-by-step instructions.
The micro:bit is inexpensive ($14.95 MSRP) and readily available online.
The Micro:bit Foundation aims to put the device in the hands of 2 million children across the U.S. and Canada by 2020. (Note: In 2016, nearly 1 million micro:bits were distributed to every child in the UK year 7 (ages 11-12).)
Marketing: Include in 2019 No Starch STEM Activity Kit
Outreach to teachers and librarians
Postcard mailing to educators using micro:bit
Feature title at ALA Midwinter 2019
Promotion at over 200 tech conferences
Targeted review copy mailings to key reviewers and follow up
Targeted press release mailing
Author Website: simonmonk.org
Author Social Media: twitter.com/simonmonk2