Sun, 14 Mar | Zoom link sent in week before start.

Micro:bit - Electronics & Coding for Kids - LEVEL 1

A series of 12 hands-on coding and electronics labs that will help your child to develop skills such as DIY-ing, problem-solving, critical thinking and creativity.

Time & Location

14 Mar, 11:30 GMT – 30 May, 12:30 BST
Zoom link sent in week before start.

About the Event

We live in the age of the Internet of Things. From TVs to washing machines, thermostats to fitness gear, more and more devices are being connected. The future belongs to the individuals that understand how it all works. If you have a child interested in inventing and connectivity, then this course will help foster that passion. Your child will embark on a fun filled exploration of electronics, physical computing and problem solving.

Over a block of 12 live computer programming and electronics classes , your child will complete a number of micro-controller programming labs using the BBC micro:bit v2. The micro:bit and all add-on hardware components required for the classes will be mailed to your home in advance of the start date - they are yours to keep! All you need is an internet enabled computer ( laptop or desktop) with an available USB port. 

Details

Topics Covered:Coding, Electronics

Duration: 12 one hour sessions. 

Difficulty Level: Beginner 

Age range:  8-13

Max class size: 5 

Activities

In this hands-on series your child will be introduced to micro-controller programming, by writing code to control the Micro:Bit’s 25 individually-programmable LED’s and the 2 programmable buttons. In addition, they will create projects that take advantage of the Micro:Bit’s light and temperature sensors, motion sensors, and perform wireless communication through the radio and bluetooth interfaces. They will also learn to control a range of external accessories including a potentiometer and motors (the beginnings of robotics!) 

Our experimental learning labs will let your child attempt fun challenges, including creating music and games as they learn about:

  • Manipulating strings, images and animations
  • Working with variables and event based programming  
  • Creating functions 
  • Using conditions and loops to determine digital outputs 
  • Managing digital and analog inputs
  • Controlling the speed, direction and colour
  • radio communiction 
  • … And more

Schedule


  • 1 hour
    Session 1

  • 1 hour
    Session 2
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