The Microbit is a tiny programmable computer, designed especially for learning and teaching coding.
It has a processor inside it (like the brain of the computer) and has the following:
Watch this short video to see how we can create code and program it.
Your Microbit is a versatile mini-computer that you can program to perform a wide array of tasks. It's equipped with buttons, LEDs, and various sensors that you can manipulate to create engaging projects. For instance, you can program your Microbit to function as a pedometer, a compass, or even a musical instrument. The possibilities are nearly limitless, and it's all up to your creativity and programming skills.
In a similar way to Scratch, you can create programs using a special website but you then need to download the program to your computer and then send the program to the Microbit.
The makecode.com website is a website provided by Microsoft that lets you create code for different devices such as the Microbit.
When you create a new project you will be brought to the project editor, which is what we use to create our Microbit programs. The editor has 3 main areas:
The blocks 'on start' and 'forever' will appear in the Scripts Area by default for new projects.