Check out this quick and easy project, made me, Sam (and inspired by this BBC tutorial), which will teach you to use some of Block Editor’s nifty tricks. Replace that boring, plastic, six-sided cube you usually use when playing board games and replace it with your brand new micro:bit!
I’ve even designed a special BBC micro:bit snakes and ladders board for you to print out and use.
This project might appear simple but it will, in fact, teach you important fundamental rules about coding. And, because it uses Block Editor, it’s easy to visualise how the code functions. Once you feel like you’ve got it, why not try and recreate the code using one of the other languages!
Each Monday is Micro:bitMonday here at Adafruit! Designed specifically for kids and beginners, the micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer that you can code, customize and control to bring your digital ideas, games and apps to life! Play, learn, explore: get started with micro:bit! Adafruit is an authorized Micro:bit reseller- check out all of our posts, tutorials and Micro:bit related products!
Experimenting with your own Micro:bit project? Use the hashtag #microbitmonday so we can feature your inspiring work on the Adafruit blog!
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.