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BBC micro:bit – Hogwarts Sorting Hat


In the Harry Potter series of novels written by British author J. K. Rowling, The Sorting Hat is a magical hat at Hogwarts that determines which of the four school Houses each new student belongs most to. These four Houses

BBC micro:bit – Automated Car Park Display


Our aim is to use the BBC micro:bit to create an automated Car Park Display to inform drivers of the number of empty spaces left in a car park. Our system should: Be initialised with the number of available spaces

BBC micro:bit – Whack-a-Mole


Whack-a-mole is a popular arcade game invented in 1976 by Aaron Fechter of Creative Engineering, Inc.. The adaptation of this game to the mirco:bit has been fully designed and implemented by one of our students during a computer science lesson!

BBC micro:bit – Car Lighting System


For this challenge we will use the microbit and a couple of LEDs to act as the indicators lights of a car. Our aim is to use the built-in accelerometer sensor of the mincro:bit to detect if it is being

BBC micro:bit – Lightning Distance Calculator

Lightning Flash

Have you ever seen a lightning flash or heard the thunder of lightning and wondered how close you were from the ligthning strike? Have you noticed that there often was a delay between the flash of light and the clap

BBC micro:bit – Gold Rush!

Gold Miner

During a gold rush, gold miners use different techniques to find traces of gold hidden in the ground. One technique that miners use is gold panning. It consists of scooping some gravels and clear water in a pan which is

BBC micro:bit – RGB Gradient


In this challenge we will use the BBC micro:bit to control a RGB LED to create a gradient light effect where the LED will fade from red to purple, to blue, to purple and back to red. To do so

BBC micro:bit – The Queen’s Cupcake


In this challenge we will create a game for the BBC micro:bit. Imagine you have been asked to bring a cupcake to Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II. You have picked the best cupcake from the kitchen and placed it

BBC micro:bit – Tetris Game


For this challenge we are creating a game of Tetris to play on the BBC micro:bit. The game will be based on the following four shapes: The game will use the following inputs: Button A: Move current brick to the

BBC micro:bit – Rock Paper Scissors Game


For this challenge you need to code your micro:bit so that when you shake the micro:bit a picture appears randomly. There should be three possible pictures: A picture of a rock, A picture of a pair of scissors, A picture

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