Easy micro:bit Projects (Maker Media)
Thursday, 20 December 2018

This book teaches the basics of using the micro:bit, an open source hardware ARM-based embedded system used to teach computer programming, to build a series of 10 different gadgets from scratch. Author Eric Hagan shows how simple electrical devices like speakers, motors, buzzers and fans work, and explains electronic components like resistors, force resistors, photoresistors, LEDs, and Op Amps, as well as Infrared distance sensors and soil moisture sensors. The book also takes a beginner's look at micropython, one of the fastest-growing computer languages. Projects in this book combine multiple disciplines -- electronics, programming, and engineering -- to build a series of successful gadgets.

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Author: Eric Hagan
Publisher: Maker Media
Date: November 2018
Pages: 56
ISBN: 978-1680455540
Print: 1680455540
Audience: Anyone interested in micro:bit
Level: Introductory/Intermediate
Category: Hardware platforms  

 

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Projects include: 

  • a scrolling name tag,
  • animated LED displays
  • a high-tech compass.
  • a handheld tilting game with a buzzer and saved high score
  • a carnival-like strength tester
  • a powered cooling fan helmet
  • an electronic musical instrument
  • a security system that sends alerts to your computer when someone enters the room.
  • a wheeled robot
  • an alert to water your plants

Also recommended: 

Micro:bit IoT In C (I/O Press) 

Programming with MicroPython 

For recommendations of Python books see Books for Pythonistas and Python Books For Beginners in our Programmer's Bookshelf section.

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