micro:bit Tutorials

Get started with our BBC Micro:bit Kit and the Breakout Board here!
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Getting started with the Micro:bit Tinker Kit

Tinkercademy is proud to present our very own Micro:bit Tinker Kit. Made in Singapore! The kit comes with:

  • Our custom breakout board, which makes it super easy to make projects with the micro:bit!
  • A variety of Octopus parts: components with colour-coded plugs that connect easily with the breakout board.

Follow the graphical guide to get started on using the Breakout Board, and try out the tutorials below.

We’re proud to be a launch partner of the Infocomm Media Development Authority for the launch of the Digital Maker Programme, which aims to nurture a new generation of digital natives with a passion for technology. Read more about our Digital Maker Programme initiatives at our blog.

Have a new micro:bit? Here’s where you can get started:

  • The official micro:bit site at microbit.org
  • Want to jump straight into coding? See microbit.org/code, or go straight to Microsoft MakeCode.
  • microbit.org has lots of great MakeCode lessons to get started—check here!
  • Try out more projects from the Digital Maker Programme on Instructables. Find out more about the Digital Maker Programme, by the Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore, here.
  • Try our tutorials below! Some components may require extra libraries, which are available for download in the tutorials.
  • Join our micro:bit microCamps for a 2-day journey exploring the functionalities of the micro:bit

Projects

Got the basics but don’t know what else to do? Here are some interesting DIY projects with complete tutorials which you can do on your own at home or at school with your micro:bit Tinker Kit and a little bit of creativity. Get tinkering!

MicroPython

Try out the projects from the Micro:bit Tinker Kit in Micro:Python!

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Create a micro:bit-based door security system with parts from the Tinker Kit!

Recluse Bot

Make a reclusive robot that squeals when toggled, touched, or when it detects motion.

Code the Shoot Em Up Kit

You've got a town to save and a dragon to shoot!  This here is the formula to get your own tabletop shooter arcade working in good form! Goals Connect all the parts of the Shoot Em Up Kit Code the micro:bit to fly dragons, detect lasers and score your player! !...

Make a Waving Fortune Cat

Use a micro:bit to make your very own Maneki-Neko, or Fortune Cat, who waves its hand when you press a button!

Coin Sorter

Make a coin sorter with the micro:bit, an ultrasonic sensor, and LOT OF CARDBOARD.

Wire Transmission

Communicate between two micro:bits over a piece of string, a servo and a crash sensor.

Snake

Want to experience the fun of coding on the micro:bit without all the fuss of circuit components? This snake game in Python will only take a few dozen minutes to make and can be surprisingly fun!

Flappy Bird

Miss the original Flappy Bird game that creator Dong Nguyen took off the App Store? Only bought the micro:bit without other parts? Don’t worry, you can create your own version of the viral sensation that took over the internet. This tutorial is in Python.

QUICK MATHS

Learn to create a simple math game with a Micro:bit.

Maze Runner

Learn to program a maze runner game that uses a buzzer and an ADKeypad attached to the micro:bit.

Flippy Pancakes

Learn to program a pancake flipping game that uses a buzzer and an ADKeypad attached to the micro:bit.

Electric Spirit Level

Create a simple and extremely user-friendly tilt display using only your micro:bit! No additional components required.

Electro-Theremin

Learn to use an analog sensor with the micro:bit to play funky electric ‘analog’ music and be your very own DJ!