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Robotics with Micro:bit Part 1- Build Awesome Stuff!

Learn to program the micro:bit (microbit), a credit-card-sized computer. This class is the first of multi-class series. Small class - max 6 learners
Kari Santos - coding Scratch and Robotics
384 total reviews for this teacher
16 reviews for this class
Completed by 53 learners
Class
55 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 4 weeks
8-12
year olds
1-6
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Description

Class Experience

Learn how to use the MakeCode editor
Learn how to program the micro:bit
Learn how to use the micro:bit's built-in accelerometer, display, buttons, speaker microphone, and thermometer.
Write 4-6 programs using the micro:bit's features.
I have been teaching coding with the micro:bit for over 6 years.
You need a Version 2 micro:bit, and a micro-USB cable (you probably own 10 of these cables!). Some sources: https://www.amazon.com/Microbit-Starter-Kit-Micro-Built/dp/B09MBBT9YL/ref=sr_1_9 https://www.okdo.com/us/p/bbc-microbit-v2-2-single-board/ https://www.sparkfun.com/products/17287 https://vilros.com/products/microbit-v2 Please be very careful and make sure you are ordering a Version 2 (V 2). Prices and availability vary wildly! If you just want to get the Yahboom kit (needed Robotics - Part 2 class) with or without the micro:bit: https://category.yahboom.net/collections/mb-robotics/products/wom-sensor-kit-microbit?variant=39416926699604
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Learners need to drag a file in the (Finder MacOS or File Explorer on PC), and many do not know how to do this, and struggle. Parent help may be needed to learn this skill!
makecode.com

Teacher

Kari Santos - coding Scratch and RoboticsSoftware Engineer Who Loves to Empower Kids with Coding Skills
384 total reviews
366 completed classes

About Me

I teach coding classes using Scratch and micro:bit robotics on OutSchool. I truly believe that Scratch is the best coding platform for kids. And micro:bit is by far the best "physical computing" device for learning robotics! I love the excitement... 
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