The micro:bit is a tiny computer designed by the BBC for use in schools: a small circuit board with lights, buttons, and tilt/movement sensors. The micro:bit extension allows it to be used with Scratch.
Connecting a micro:bit
To connect a micro:bit, one must go to the extensions menu and select the micro:bit extension. Scratch will then look for micro:bits. If one is not found a window will appear telling the user to make sure Scratch Link, which can be downloaded here, is installed and running.
The micro:bit has the following features:
- Tilt/movement sensor: Changes the tilt values and triggers jumped and shaken events.
- 5×5 Display: A 5×5 grid of lights that can show text and small images.
- Buttons: Can be pressed to trigger the button pressed hat.
- Pins: 25 pins let you connect other things.
Buying a micro:bit
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See the micro:bit website.