Introduction to the BBC micro:bit
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Introduction to the BBC micro:bit

About the Book

This booklet is a first introduction to the BBC micro:bit. The booklet starts by teaching you how to create a very simple animation on the micro:bit display. In chapter 3 and 4 the booklet instructs, in detailed step-by-step instructions, how to buld a simple game using the built in sensors and the display.

In this booklet you will learn to use the visual drag-and-drop PXT editor for the BBC micro:bit, and will teach the concepts that form the basis of programming the micro:bit along the way.

The booklet contains detailed figures and has a pedagogical and simple language adapted to kids and youth.

About the Author

Joachim Haagen Skeie
Joachim Haagen Skeie

Joachim graduated with a Masters of Information Technology degree on the Dean’s list for academic excellence, awarded for scoring the highest grade possible on his master project at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia.

Currently he is running a free-to-attend Code Club and a Makerspace for kids in his local community, where he creates, writes and teaches programming courses for children aged 10 to 16. Through his work here, Joachim have assisted the local government in developing a curriculum and training staff and high-school students in order for the city government to be able to offer in-school programming for all 4th graders in the Oslo area. This is a pilot program that will be extended for the next school year (2017/2018). 

Joachim is a full-stack developer, and have worked in roles both on the frontend and on the backend, as well as application perfomance monitoring and systems architect/development lead.

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