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Getting Started with the micro:bit - by Wolfram Donat

  • Description


    "Take a byte of the micro:bit!"

    This book is for everyone! It's for kids (and parents) who want to learn how to program their own simple games and gadgets using the BBC micro:bit. It's also for serious hardware hobbyists who want an inexpensive microcontroller with a built-in LED display. Or for Internet of Things nerds who want an inexpensive, remote programmable Bluetooth node.

    After whizzing through this very approachable book, you'll learn:

    • How to program the micro:bit using Python, MakeCode / Javascript, and C++
    • How to connect your micro:bit to another device like a smart phone -- or even another micro:bit
    • How advanced hardware makes the micro:bit work
    • How to write text using LEDs and read from the onboard accelerometer
    • How to connect the micro:bit to a motor controller and make a mini-bot!

    Chapters include:

    1. Introduction to the micro:bit
    2. A Tour of the micro:bit
    3. Programming Using MicroPython
    4. Some Basic Projects
    5. The mbed Operating System
    6. Interfacing with the GPIO Pins 
    7. Using Bluetooth
    8. Serial Bluetooth Communications and the micro:bit
    9. The Story of the micro:bit
    10. Other Programming Environments

    You will have so much fun understanding micro:bit's software and diving into coding and programming!

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