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The micro:bit will be a Scratch Extension in Scratch 3.0, based off of the tiny computer designed by the BBC for use in schools. It is a small circuit board with lights, buttons, and tilt/movement sensors.
Connecting a micro:bit
To connect one's micro:bit, they must go to the extensions menu. Then they have to click on the micro:bit extension. It will then look for micro:bits but if one is not found it will take the user to a screen which will tell them to install Scratch Link. It can be installed here. All one needs to do is follow the instructions.
The micro:bit extension has 10 blocks, 4 hat, 3 stack, 2 boolean and 1 reporter. They are pictured and linked below:
The micro:bit has the following features:
- Tilt/Movement Sensor: Changes the tilt values and triggers jumped and shaken events.
- 5x5 Display: A 5x5 grid of lights that can show text and small images.
- Buttons: Can be pressed to trigger the button pressed hat.
- Pins: Three pins let you connect other things.
Buying a micro:bit
|Note:||Ask a parent/guardian before buying a micro:bit.|
See the micro:bit website