Tag: BBC micro:bit

BBC micro:bit – Pong (1 Player)

In this tutorial, we will create a simplified version of Pong for 1 player to play using a micro:bit. The challenge is to create the game considering that the micro:bit screen consists of a 2D grid of 25 LEDs (5

BBC micro:bit Counter using a 7-Segment Display

The aim of this challenge is to create a countdown timer, controlled by a BBC micro:bit that will display the numbers on a screen using a 7-segment display. A lot of electronic devices use this approach to display numbers on

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

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

BBC micro:bit – Gold Rush!

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