micro:bit MicroPython in 60 minutes
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micro:bit MicroPython in 60 minutes

even if you've never programmed in Python before!

About the Book

With this simple step-by-step workbook you can start programming your BBC micro:bit in just 60 minutes, even if you have done no programming before.

Once you have started, the workbook will show you where to find other free resources to carry on your journey of discovery.

The BBC micro:bit is the perfect platform to learn about Physical Computing - small, powerful and inexpensive. This workbook makes it easy for you to start programming even if you're a complete beginner.

About the Author

Romilly Cocking
Romilly Cocking

I'm a long-term lover of computing, robotics and AI.

I wrote my first program in 1958. I'm now semi-retired, but still learning, teaching, programming and building.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
    • What you will do
    • What you will need
    • You don’t have to finish everything in 60 minutes
    • Let’s get started with mu!
  • Plugging in your micro:bit
    • Using mu
  • Hello World!
    • Typing in a program
  • Images
    • Displaying a happy face
    • Changing the display to a sad face
    • Looping - repeating code
    • Making your own images
    • Animation - images that change
  • Buttons
  • Moving and shaking
    • print() and the REPL
    • Repl stands for Read, Evaluate, Print Loop
    • Time to get coding!
    • Time for some fun
  • What’s next
    • More stuff the micro:bit can do
    • Help, please
    • Where to find out more
  • Licence

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