Digital Making with Microbit

Suitable for:
1 – 18 years old

24 – 36 hours

Digital Making unleashes the power of coding on the physical world. Using the microbit microcontroller, students are empowered to code and make projects that can sense and affect their environments. They can prototype a medicine pillbox reminder for the elderly, an arcade game for their friends, or even create a food wastage monitor to reduce wasteful consumption.
The microbit has a low floor and high ceiling. It’s easy to get started with the MakeCode development environment for young primary school students, and it’s powerful enough to support complex projects by university students and can be coded in Javascript and Python. We can infuse elements of Design Thinking in our courses to guide students as they build purposeful inventions. Our microbit course can be customised to cater for both beginners and intermediate coders. We have also organised hackathons and competitions with the microbit as the core platform.

What you’ll learn


By the end of this course, students will be able to:
– make physical projects with built-in and attached sensors and actuators
– apply their knowledge to create meaningful projects

Learn for Life

– Creative/inventive thinking
– Critical thinking
– Communications skill
– Collaboration skill

Course Outline

Module 1 (8-10 hrs):
* Event handlers
* Variables
* Conditionals
* Algorithms
* Projects: Dice, Scissors, Paper & Stone, Compass, Step Counter, Burglar Alarm, Final Project

Module 2 (8-10 hrs):
* Data types
* Algorithms
* Making and Engineering
* Projects: Chat App, Reaction Game, Inchworm, Cloud Lamp, Final Project

What you’ll need


MakeCode (block-based) or Mu (Python)


laptop computer, internet access



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