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.

Read more in the announcement.

 


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