7/8 Python - Intro to micro:bit Challenge

DT Dive into Code Mini Challenge - 7/8 Python - Intro to micro:bit

Learn about the BBC micro:bit while creating your own virtual pet!

Learn how to program a BBC micro:bit using the Grok micro:bit simulator. Use the MicroPython programming language to make a pet that you can feed and play with.

Discover how embedded hardware (micro:bit) and software (MicroPython) combine to create digital systems that you can interactive with!

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Challenge Outline

# Module name Lesson Plan* Key Concepts / Threads
1 Displaying images and text
2 Making decisions with buttons and gestures
3 Virtual Pet extensions

* For this course, the lesson plan is provided as a single document that outlines how to make use of the challenge, and provides supporting activities for teachers to consider alongside use of the challenge.

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