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Beginner | MakeCode | Buttons, LED display | Randomisation, Selection, Variables

Step 1: Make it

What is it?

Finding hard to decide or agree on what to do? Let this micro:bit program choose for you!

These two videos show you what you'll make and how to code it:

Introduction

Coding guide

How it works

  • Pressing button A makes your micro:bit choose a random number between 1 and 6.
  • It stores the number in a variable called random_number.
  • The program tests the random number using selection. Depending on the number, different activities are shown.
  • It doesn't specifically test if the random number is 6 - why is this?

What you need

  • micro:bit (or MakeCode simulator)
  • MakeCode editor
  • battery pack (optional)

Step 2: Code it

Step 3: Improve it

  • Customise it by putting your own activities in the code.
  • Add more activities.
  • How could you make it less likely that it tells you to tidy your room?