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Issue Five

tl;dr: You can now download issue 5 here and buy it in print here micro:mag Issue #5 out now! Good news! Your free copy of micro:mag Issue Five is now available to download! We’ve completely overhauled the design to make it more printer friendly and much cleaner. We hope you like it! Explore MicroPython This issue’s cover feature is “Explore MicroPython”. We’ve got lots of MicroPython content this issue, in fact, most of the code…

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August 9, 2019

Issue Four

Today, we’re excited to announce the release of micro:mag Issue 4! We’ve got an amazing Issue packed full of amazing articles by our awesome community. Here is a quick look at what we’ve got to offer. Enjoy Issue 4! Global Challenge This issues Cover feature is “Global Challenge”. In 2018, the Micro:bit Educational Foundation with Arm and World’s Largest Lesson challenged students aged 8-12 across the globe to consider how these Goals could change the…

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March 30, 2019

#MonthOfMaking – Day 14

March is all about MAKING!! I have decided to take on the challenge of making a 5-minute micro:bit make every day throughout March. Day13 – Touch a pin! Today we are going to be learning about touch input on the micro:bit. Python Code from microbit import * while True: if pin0.is_touched(): display.scroll(“You touched Pin 0!”) elif pin1.is_touched(): display.scroll(“You touched Pin 1!”) elif pin2.is_touched(): display.scroll(“You touched Pin 2!”) EduBlocks Code MakeCode Code Demo Final Words Come…

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March 16, 2019

#MonthOfMaking Day 13

March is all about MAKING!! I have decided to take on the challenge of making a 5-minute micro:bit make every day throughout March. Day13 – Scrolling Name Badge Today we are going back to basics and making a scrolling text name badge. Let’s get coding! Python Code from microbit import * while True: display.scroll(“RaspiKidd”) EduBlocks Code MakeCode Code Demo Final Words Come back Tomorrow for another fun 5-minute micro:bit make

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March 13, 2019

#MonthOfMaking Day 12

March is all about MAKING!! I have decided to take on the challenge of making a 5-minute micro:bit make every day throughout March. Day12 – Hide and seek Today I am going to use the built-in radio feature on the micro:bit to make a hide and seek game. Let’s get coding! MakeCode Code Hiding micro:bit Seeking micro:bit Demo Final Words Come back Tomorrow for another fun 5-minute micro:bit make

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March 12, 2019