Parallax develops a micro:bit and Python curriculum #Python #Education @ParallaxInc
Parallax has developed a series of tutorials on using the micro:bit board with Python.
What’s a Microcontroller with Python and micro:bit is a series of web lessons designed to get anyone—from the casual maker to pre-engineering student—started with building circuits and designing their own micro:bit-based inventions.
This popular series is designed to move the casual middle school or high school maker student into a pre-engineering curriculum. The program uses the micro:bit v2.0 with a simple component set with a focus on signal measurement, circuit building, and the electronic laws applied in their design.
Students completing the first chapters will be able to:
Calculate equivalent resistances connected in series and parallel
Use two of three Ohm’s law quantities (voltage, resistance and current) to calculate the third.
Correctly interpret International System of Units (SI) prefixes and units like kΩ, mA, MHz and more.
Write scripts to control individual LED light blink rates
Write scripts to control the timing and sequence of multiple LED lights
Understand and be able to calculate an on/off signal’s frequency, period, and duty cycle
Measure on/off voltages with a voltmeter
Probe and display a signal with an oscilloscope
They are selling a complete kit with the parts needed for the course.
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