Learn how to code with Kitronik. The resources include; free resources for Kitronik designed and manufactured products/kits and a wide variety of coded projects for you to try. The resources cover every ability level and span a wide variety of topics, including the BBC micro:bit. Everything from beginners guides to ambitious maker projects with a coding element.
The Microsoft Block Editor is a drag and drop editor that provides a simple introduction to programming. Blocks snap together to build programs and are grouped by the type of function they do. When a group is selected, the commands in the whole group are highlighted and can be selected. It's a great introduction to programming for those with little or no experience.
This Kitronik University resource is part of the BBC micro:bit partnership and will be an in depth tutorial into making a BBC micro:bit emoji bag with your free sample kit. We are currently working on this project, it will be available later on this summer. In the meantime enjoy this sneak preview!
In this tutorial students will make their own pencil case from a template from scratch. Then following step by step instructions they will connect additional LEDs to the BBC micro:bit via conductive thread and crocodile clips, and learn how to programme the device to display a countdown
This is a simple tutorial demonstrating how to use a Kitronik edge connector breakout with the BBC microbit. The tutorial will cover measuring ambient light levels with an LDR and dimming an LED correspondingly.
This is a simple tutorial demonstrating how to use an analogue input with the BBC micro:bit. The BBC micro:bit is able to read analogue voltages from sensors like Light Dependent Resistors (LDRs) and Thermistors. This tutorial uses the analogue read function to change the colour of a tri-colour LED to correspond to the temperature of the thermistor. A thermistor is a special type of resistor that changes its resistance as it gets warmer.
This is a simple tutorial demonstrating how to use the output pins on the micro:bit and use the built in accelerometer to control a buzzer when the micro:bit is moved.
This Kitronik University Course covers aspects of the BBC micro:bit including an overview of what it is, what our role is and of course tutorials to let you get started using it within Design & Technology.
This Kitronik University resource is part of the BBC micro:bit partnership and explains how Kitronik became a BBC micro:bit partner.
This Kitronik University resource is part of the BBC micro:bit partnership and explains exactly what is included in the Kitronik BBC micro:bit partner free e-textiles sample pack.
Kitronik is one of many partners working with the BBC on the BBC micro:bit project. Collectively the project will give every year 7 student a BBC micro:bit, but just as important as the hardware it will offer project ideas, resources, tutorials to allow teachers to deliver exciting curriculum based activities using the BBC micro:bit. At Kitronik we will be focusing on using the BBC micro:bit within D&T.
The BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer that you can code, customise and control – simply switch it on and programme it to light up, sync with other devices, and make your very own BBC micro:bit ideas, games and apps come to life.