Our free online training courses allow you to develop your computing and micro:bit knowledge in your own time and at your own pace.
Introduces the BBC micro:bit and how it is the ideal tool for teaching computational thinking and computing in a creative way. It explores the main input and output features on the micro:bit, specifically the buttons and the LED display.
Uses the micro:bit to show how loops repeat sets of instructions to make your code do more. We explain the difference between infinite and numbered loops with practical examples.
Explores some core computing concepts through creating animations on the micro:bit’s LED display including algorithms, pattern recognition and abstraction.
Explores how to use the micro:bit’s accelerometer sensor in code. Using built-in gesture recognition, you’ll make projects that respond when you shake the micro:bit or rotate it in different directions like a phone or tablet screen.
Shows how to use the micro:bit’s built-in accelerometer, light and magnetism sensors to build simple working models of control systems like nightlights and alarms.
Introduces computer networks and security using the micro:bit’s simple radio feature. We explore how messages are sent and addressed across networks and how you can protect information you send.
Explore music and creative sound-making with the micro:bit. We’ll also show how you can create code that uses the micro:bit V2’s built-in microphone to respond to and measure sound.