November 13, 2017 AT 12:00 pm

micro:bit Sorting Hat! @microbit_edu #microbit #microbitlove #microbitmonday

From Lorrain Brow

When the micro:bit was first released to schools it came in a choice of 4 colours. On Twitter we talked about making a sorting hat to decide which student would get which colour.

I’ve finally made it! But I’ve just linked it to the 4 houses of Harry Potter 🙂


  • Steampunk hat with goggles: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Adults
  • Steampunk-Victorian-Gothic-Cosplay-Halloween-Fancy-Dress-Accessory-Hat-/352011724341
  • Proto-Pic micro:pixel Edge 1×10 WS2812B Board for micro:bit: https://www.proto-pic.co.uk/micropixel-edge-for-microbit.html
  • 3mm fibre optic side glow cable, 2 meters: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/9875321559/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_x_1nq7zbBP6JZ5H
  • Needle and thread
  • 3d printed holder to connect the micro:pixel edge to the fibre optical cable. Available to print on thingyverse: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2600636
  • A micro:bit with a battery pack & batteries

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