The sino:bit is a small board computer for learning about programming and science like the BBC micro:bit. What makes the sino:bit special is that it’s designed for a world-wide audience. The inspiration for the sino:bit came from Naomi Wu who realized boards like the micro:bit could only be used by Western, English-speaking audiences because their small grid of LEDs couldn’t display large characters from Chinese and other languages. Naomi worked with Elecrow to design the sino:bit as a world learning computer, one which has a large enough 12×12 LED matrix to display almost any character. The power of the sino:bit is that it can open the doorway to learning about computing to a world-wide audience of makers!
MicroPython is a port of the Python programming language that supports small computers like the BBC micro:bit. Since the sino:bit shares so much hardware with the micro:bit it’s possible to use a sino:bit MicroPython port to program the sino:bit with Python code! This guide explores how to use the sino:bit MicroPython port.
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