Unlocking Micro:bit with accessories

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Join us on Saturday March 23rd at the Windsor Park Library for a morning of experimenting, learning and networking with other educators! This session will explore micro:bit beyond the led display. We will learn how external components take micro:bit from a coding tool to a potential robotics platform in the classroom.

Bluetooth smartphone/tablet control, bit to bit radio communication, sensor arrays, complex logic all come standard with micro:bit. By attaching components like dc motors, servos, sensors, and RGB LED’s to the external pins, the micro:bit can become the core of a robotics and makerspace program.

This session aims to build from basic code blocks towards increased complexity to demonstrate how a class could be sequenced. The session also uses household and office supplies for those planning on a limited budget. You will be provided a few components to explore during the session and to take back to your classrooms. Please bring your own laptops with you! If you have your own micro:bit, please bring that too, otherwise we will have some for you to use.

Your instructor at this meetup will be Cody Creed:
Cody Creed has been a teacher for 13 years. For the last 8, he has been teaching electronics and robotics at Montcalm school through science classes and robotics club. During this time, Montcalm has competed at Manitoba Robot Games most years, with several award winning robots.

Cody also enjoys submitting his own code and robotics projects to online contests for robotics and animatronics. Given his passion for the hobby, Cody is aware of the irony of his name.

Cody lives in Winnipeg with his partner and 2 daughters.

See more of his work on his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/Eddesignful

On twitter: @ponchocreedo