This book is for everyone! It’s for kids (and parents) who want to learn how to program their own simple games and gadgets using the BBC micro:bit. It’s also for serious hardware hobbyists who want an inexpensive microcontroller with a built-in LED display. Or for Internet of Things nerds who want an inexpensive, remote programmable Bluetooth node.
After whizzing through this very approachable book, you’ll learn:
How to connect your micro:bit to another device like a smart phone — or even another micro:bit
How advanced hardware makes the micro:bit work
How to write text using LEDs and read from the onboard accelerometer
How to connect the micro:bit to a motor controller and make a mini-bot!
Introduction to the micro:bit
A Tour of the micro:bit
Programming Using MicroPython
Some Basic Projects
The mbed Operating System
Interfacing with the GPIO Pins
Serial Bluetooth Communications and the micro:bit
The Story of the micro:bit
Other Programming Environments
You will have so much fun understanding micro:bit’s software and diving into coding and programming!
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.