The micro:bit is a tiny computer that has been given to schools in the UK to help teach kids to code, and it has had us at codebar Oxford very excited! The tiny £12 chip packs in an LED grid, two buttons, an accelerometer, a compass and a radio antenna, as well as space to connect a wide range of added accessories. We will be running a workshop for beginners where you will create Python programs that control the various components, with the help of our dedicated coaches. The day will start with focussed lessons designed to teach you the fundamentals of programming and in the afternoon you will have the opportunity to create your own program and show us what you've done. Whether it be rock, paper, scissors, a banana keyboard or a milk carton robot, there's an endless possibility of fun projects with the BBC micro:bit, and we cannot wait to get playing with them! Breakfast, lunch and refreshments will be provided throughout the day.
9:30 - Breakfast and arrival
10:00 - Presentation - Intro to micro:bits
10:30-12:30 - Session 1 - Programming fundamentals and getting started with the micro:bits
12:00-1:00 - Lunch
1:00 - 1:30 - Lightning talks
1:30-3:30 - Session 2 - Working on projects
3:30 - 4:00 - Voluntary project showcase!
The Oxford Centre for Innovation