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micro:bit Projects: Fireflies @microbit_edu #microbit #microbitlove #microbitmonday

Here’s a project that will allow you and your friends to use multiple micro:bits to create a synchronized group of virtual fireflies! – via makecode.microbit.org

How do Fireflies synchronise?

Go to http://ncase.me/fireflies/ and read about the fireflies synchronization phenomenon.

Code

We want to create virtual fireflies using multiple micro:bit (each micro:bit acts as a firefly). Let’s review some of the key points of the article:

“Each firefly has its own individual internal clock”

A clock in this case is like a counter, so we will start by adding a clock variable to our program.

“and every time the clock “strikes twelve”, it flashes.”

We can use a forever loop to repeat code that increments the clock. When the clock reaches “noon” (let’s pick 8), we turn on the screen briefly (by using the game score animation)

See full tutorial here!


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