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Year 9

Lesson 2 Bare bones

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Through the course of this lesson, learners will write programs that use the micro:bit’s 5⨉5 LED display for output and some of the built-in sensors for obtaining input. This simple ‘bare bones’ setup will allow them to focus on the code and the patterns that often arise in physical computing applications. At the same time, they will get the chance to revisit some elementary programming constructs they learnt in previous units. At the end of the lesson, learners will be asked if they have had any project ideas while exploring the micro:bit. Designing and building their own project is the ultimate goal of the unit.

Learning objectives

  • Write programs that use the micro:bit’s built-in input and output devices

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