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Challenge 3: The new output in action

A demonstration of the red, green, blue lights working in real life. There are lots of different types of light strips, some are 100s of LEDs long. You can even …

Upcoming challenges

Week 2 Well done, you’ve made it to the end of week 2. In week 2, we wanted to cover a lot of the theory of physical computing before we …

What next for physical computing?

Well done to making it to the end of week 3. We know it’s not always possible to find the time for theses course, but we’re glad that you’ve made …

Challenge 3: Create a new output

From the previous challenges, you’ve learnt how to deal with input from the user, connect a speaker to the micro:bit, deal with input from a sensor, edit that data and …

Challenge 5: Pulling it altogether

Challenge 5: Pulling it altogether If you’ve completed all 4 challenges, you’ve come a long way and learnt a lot! In this final challenge we’re going to pull everything from …

Explore the code used for collecting data

Step Counter Let’s look closely at the code that was used to collect the data from the previous step. Like the juggling video, I used the accelerometer that’s on the …

What Can We Use to Display Data?

Continuing with the step counter code from the previous steps, how did we display the data that we had gathered? The micro:bit had converted the physical data of shaking into …

What Happens When Data Goes Wrong?

I hope you were able to discuss or read some good comments about the implication of physical computing. Let’s look at some examples of data gathering gone wrong Data Types …

A Tour of Industry

Watch for a tour of Kitronik who are based in Nottingham and Pimoroni who are in Sheffield. These two companies kindly opened their doors to us to show what it’s …

What are Microcontrollers?

In this article we take brief dive into world of microcontroller hardware, and you will gain awareness of how they work – inside and out. Microcontrollers: A Computer in Miniature …