Une star de micro:bit à 11 ans

Une star de micro:bit à 11 ans

Vous n'avez pas à être un codeur chevronné ou un passionné de technologie pour participer à l'incroyable projet micro:bit. Abbie from Hertfordshire, is just eleven-years-old and has already designed images for the Foundation’s Python Editor and the new MakeCode editor (pxt). If that is not enough, she has also been the inspiration behind several cracking micro:bit games.

Abbie qui travaille

Jusqu'à présent, Abbie a créé treize images pour les éditeurs, l'une d'entre elle, la bien connue image du canard, est celle du jeux légendaire "teleporting duck game". She also helped design the micro:bit version of connect 4 and now has credits in the Python code files and author credits in MicroPython, the version of Python on the micro:bit.

Comment est né cet exploit remarquable? Le Directeur du club d'informatique d'Abbie se souvient du début : "Abbie est venu à mon petit club informatique du Samedi. She really loved the micro:bit and soon started creating images and writing mini games, including connect 4. Abbie designed about half of the game in Blocks and I put it into Python. It was Abbie's idea to use dark and light LEDs for a two-player game, when she showed it to me I said: 'how did you know that?' and she said: 'oh easy, I looked through all the online documentation and saw it there so I tried it and it worked!'.

The micro:bit team had seen Abbie’s work and when an opportunity arose to add more images to the micro:bit’s MicroPython image library, they asked Abbie if she would like to create some of them. She emailed over a word document full of new image designs, the MicroPython team saw them, loved them, coded them up and added them to the standard MicroPython for micro:bit build. When the team developing the new MakeCode editor spotted the fantastic new images they decided to add them to their image library as well.

Comment Abbie a elle pu créer des images aussi importantes pour le BBC micro : bit? Sarah, Abbie’s mother, fills in the details: “Abbie had fun designing the images. Elle a eu beaucoup d'idée et le défi a été de les rendre reconnaissable sur une grille de 5x5 leds. Abbie a voulu créer des images sympa que ses amis aimeraient. From cute animals like the duck to a roller skate and t-shirt.” Sarah added: “I think the micro:bit is such a fun way to learn coding. Its full of clever features like the accelerometer and I/O rings as well as the LED's and programmable buttons that allow children to be really creative.”

Et qu’en est-il la jeune star elle-même ? Et bien, elle est très modeste. "Je me suis sentie privilégiée d'être autorisée à contribuer de cette manière" as-elle dit. “I think it’s cool children all over the country could be using the images I helped design.”

To see examples of Abbie’s work in the editors go to the JavaScript stage in the JavaScript Blocks Editor and type: basic.showIcon(IconNames.Duck) or to the Python Editor and type: display.show(Image.DUCK). Pour plus de commodité, ses treize jolis dessins sont ci-dessous :

Le parapluie d'Abbie
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