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#MonthOfMaking – Day 2

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. Day02 – Random Number Generator Today I decided to make a random number generator. The random number generator will generate a number between 1 and 5 and dsiplay it on the micro:bit. Lets get coding! Python Code from microbit import * import random display.scroll(“Shake Me”) while True: if accelerometer.was_gesture(‘shake’): shake = random.randint(1, …

#MonthOfMaking – Day 1

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. Day01 – Hello World and More In tradition, I decided to create a Hello World program. When learning a new programming language this will typically be the first program you learn to create, but this literally takes about a minute with a micro:bit. So I have decided to integrate the buttons and …

Issue Three

Today, we’re excited to announce the release of micro:mag Issue 3! We’ve got an amazing Issue for you this time round, packed full of amazing articles by our awesome community. Here is a quick look at what we’ve got to offer this time round. Enjoy Issue 3! 10 Amazing micro:bit Projects! This issues Cover feature is “10 Amazing micro:bit Projects”. We’ve gathered together 10 of our favourite micro:bit projects we’ve seen doing the rounds of …

Skulls or Snakes? – A game of chance

Head or tails? A game where you have a 1 in 2 chance of winning, has been used to decide many things such as who kicks off at a football/soccer match and who gets the last sweet in the bag. In this project, we shall create our own digital game of chance using a micro:bit and a few blocks of code to decideā€¦ Skulls or Snakes?! For this project, we shall be using the Javascript …

Issue Two

The all new micro:mag Issue Two is here! We’ve got an improved design and a glorious 96 pages of content for you to enjoy, here’s a sneak peek of what we have to offer this issue, enjoy! Scratch + micro:bit This issues Cover feature is all about Scratch 3.0 and it’s new micro:bit blocks. We’ve got all sorts of things for you in the new and exciting cover feature. Michael Rimicans teaches us the basics …

Issue One

The first issue of micro:mag is here! micro:bits In Libraries In this issues cover article, Michael Rimicans is giving us some insight into the micro:bit in libraries scheme. You can now loan out micro:bits in hundreds of UK libraries, giving more people the chance to get hands on with computer science. micro:bit in Wonderland We got the chance to exclusively interview the authors of micro:bit in wonderland. This amazing book which is based on the …