ACE-Learning Systems
micro:bit

micro:bit

The micro:bit is a palm-sized microcontroller with an LED display and a variety of onboard sensors. Featuring an edge connector that allows it to use many more sensors, motors and other devices, it can be programmed to be used in any number of creations.

Students will learn fundamental coding concepts and logical thinking skills as they create various projects designed to extend and build on what they have learnt in previous exercises. A visual programming interface allows students to focus on breaking down and solving problems without worrying about memorising syntax/commands or typo errors.

Recommended age
10 - 12, 13 - 16
Duration
8 days, 1.5 hours
Fees
$399
Schedule


If you are unable to find the preferred time slot for your child, please contact us and we will be glad to assist you.
Course Outline
  • Working safely with circuits
  • Onboard sensors, buttons and displays
  • External sensors and displays
  • Playing sound from a micro:bit
  • Loops and iteration (for/while)
  • Triggers and events
  • Variables (numbers/strings/arrays/Boolean)
  • Random numbers
  • Conditions (if/else/then)
  • Logical operators (AND/OR/NOT)
  • Functions
  • Radio waves
  • Testing and debugging
  • Servos/motors

Sample Projects

DIY Car

In this setup, a micro:bit is used to remote control a micro:bit-controlled car to manoeuvre around obstacles.

What's the Average Speed?

In this setup, 2 micro:bits are used with 2 torchlights and an LED display to simulate a real-life speed display used on roads.

Paper Piano

In this setup, a micro:bit, a speaker and some crocodile cables are used to make a paper piano come alive.

E-Locker

Build a safe, complete with passcode and automatic locks using a micro:bit device.

Rock–Paper–Scissors

In this setup, 2 micro:bits are used to play the famous Rock–Paper–Scissors (Scissors-Paper-Stone) game.

Rocket Ship Space Collector

On the Scratch platform, create a game to move the rocket ship controllable by the keyboard or micro:bit. The rocket ship will collect the falling gems while avoiding the asteroids. Launch fireball to destroy the asteroids. Introduce life and level variables.

Remote Control Flight Mission

Use a micro:bit as a remote control to fly a drone.

Contact us for Details

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