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). Si ce n'est pas assez, elle a aussi inspiré plusieurs jeux épatants.

Dessins de Micro:bit de Abbie

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 :

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