A Pirate Ship for the LAB:bit for BBC micro:bit

A Pirate Ship for the LAB:bit for BBC micro:bit

Isabelle from The Fernwood School joined us recently for a weeks work experience, and was tasked with creating a set of Fairground rides to complement the LAB:Bit. Her brief was to create some designs that could be made in a KS2 classroom using cardboard, glue and sticky tape. Here is what she came up with:

Simple Servo Control Board for micro:bit Getting Started Guide

Simple Servo Control Board for micro:bit Getting Started Guide

Everything you need to know to get up and running fast with the Simple servo control board for BBC micro:bit by Kitronik. To open up this board to children of all ages Kitronik has produced some simple to use custom blocks for the Microsoft MakeCode editor.
Learn To Use The micro:bit... Without A micro:bit

Learn To Use The micro:bit... Without A micro:bit

Are you locked down in a different location to your micro:bit? Do you normally only use one at school? Or, maybe you haven't got around to getting one yet. Good news! You can learn without one! This guide is aimed at the beginner that wants to learn but who doesn't have access to a micro:bit. 
Free Online MakeCode Tutorials For STOP:bit for micro:bit main

Free Online MakeCode Tutorials For STOP:bit for micro:bit

We would like to introduce four new free online MakeCode tutorials for STOP:bit for micro:bit. Learn how to write code for STOP:bit from directly w...
zip halo hd alarm clock kit microbit main

Additional Online Resources For Kitronik Alarm Clock Kit

The Kitronik ZIP Halo HD for micro:bit provides the perfect platform for learning about creating time-based projects that also feature light and so...
10 Projects a Beginner Can Do With a BBC micro:bit

10 Projects a Beginner Can Do With a BBC micro:bit

In this beginners guide to the BBC microbit we showcase 10 simple projects that can be completed without connecting anything extra to the micro:bit. From displaying your name to counting your steps there's a wide range of ideas to get you started.
The microbit User Guide For Absolute Beginners

The microbit User Guide For Absolute Beginners

This beginners microbit user guide is a no frills, straight to the point, collection of essential knowledge. It’s not everything you need to know, but everything up to step 5 is everything you need to know right now.
Halloween Music on MI:Sound Speaker Board for microbit

Halloween Music on MI:Sound Speaker Board for microbit

Take your Halloween decorations to a new level, by exploring sound! Use our new MI:Sound Speaker Board for microbit to create a perfectly spooky atmosphere in your home this Halloween. Follow our step-by-step guide and create our tune or simply get inspiration to make your own!
Teachers Lesson Plans For ACCESS:bit For microbit

Teachers Lesson Plans For ACCESS:bit For microbit

Unlock your students potential with these 2 free Lesson Plans for our ACCESS:bit for the BBC microbit. Students will learn how to code the micro:bit to control an access barrier with these classroom-ready teaching resources.
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microbit Games - Controlling Movement On The LED Matrix

Do you have an urge to write some microbit games but don't know how to start, maybe we can help. Learning how to code some basic gaming functions could be all you need to overcome coders block. Today we are going to take it back to basics and learn a couple of key concepts. Processing user input and also taking control of the LED matrix, both required knowledge if you want to create engaging games.
Teachers Lesson Plans For STOP:bit For microbit

Teachers Lesson Plans For STOP:bit For microbit

Unlock your students potential with these 3 free Lesson Plans for our STOP:bit for the BBC microbit. Students will learn how to code traffic lights and pedestrian crossings with these classroom ready teaching resources.
Teachers Lesson Plan For LAMP:bit For microbit

Teachers Lesson Plan For LAMP:bit For microbit

Unlock your students potential with this free Lesson Plan for our LAMP:bit for the BBC microbit. Students will learn how to code a street light that also reacts to ambient light levels with this classroom ready teaching resource.
The Five Minute microbit Guide

The Five Minute microbit Guide

Get up and running quickly with the five minute microbit guide. It covers everything you need to begin using your microbit straightway. First of all, we cover the essential topics required to get you up and running. And finally, there are a couple of links at the end to point you to more free guides to help you develop as a coder. Find out more!
Custom Kitronik :GAME ZIP 64 MakeCode Blocks

Custom Kitronik :GAME ZIP 64 MakeCode Blocks

We have just added our new custom :GAME ZIP 64 MakeCode Blocks to the Microsoft MakeCode Editor. The 14 blocks are specifically designed to make coding games as quick and painless as possible. Learn more here!
Parent's Complete Guide To The BBC micro:bit

Parent's Complete Guide To The BBC micro:bit

We are very pleased to introduce the Kitronik Parent's Complete Guide To The BBC micro:bit. We've created this free resource to help parent's get actively involved in helping their children learn how to code. The guide contains everything you need to introduce your children to the microbit, even if you have no prior coding experience yourself.
Calibrating 360 Degree Servos For :MOVE mini

Calibrating 360 Degree Servos For :MOVE mini

This is a guide for calibrating 360-degree servos for use with :MOVE mini for the BBC microbit. To make the task a little easier we created a couple of custom blocks for the Microsoft MakeCode editor.
MI:power microbit Christmas Baubles

MI:power microbit Christmas Baubles

For day gen of our 12 Makes of Christmas we made MI:power microbit Christmas Baubles. Follow our step by step guide and build your own out of laser cut parts.
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Get Started With Zip Halo For The BBC microbit

This is a short guide to help you get started with ZIP Halo for the BBC microbit. The techniques we cover will help to form the basis of your own coding adventures as you put ZIP Halo to work in your projects.
:MOVE mini Servo Powered Halloween Add-ons

:MOVE mini Servo Powered Halloween Add-ons

Turn your :MOVE mini into an evil Halloween robot with one of 5 weapons! Choose from two scythes, an axe, a pickaxe or a sword.
Getting Started With The Servo:Lite Board

Getting Started With The Servo:Lite Board

In this getting started guide for the Servo:Lite board for the BBC microbit we cover; attaching the Servo:Lite board to a microbit, the microbit pin assignments, and how to write code to control the lights on the board and the servos that are connected to it.