MicroPython for the BBC Micro:bit
What you'll learn
- Learn to write code in MicroPython for any hardware that supports it
- Learn to work with all on-board peripherals of the Micro:bit using MicroPython
- Learn the working and interfacing of external peripherals
- Learn the working of relays, LCD and BMP180 sensor through projects
- Completing our “Introduction to BBC Micro:bit” course is recommended.
- Basic understanding of Electronics
- No prior knowledge in Programming is required
- Good logical thinking
July 2022 Update
Updated Bill of Materials
Hello learners, Welcome to MAKERDEMY’s "MicroPython for the BBC Micro:bit" course. If you are looking for that special course which will help you gain confidence to explore the Micro:bit using MicroPython, you have come to the right place. This is an intermediate level course and prior knowledge of Micro:bit is essential to follow this course.
Through an innovative pedagogy of mixing projects and concepts, this course will help you learn the WHY, HOW and WHAT. To this end, this course is beyond a cook book. You will always know WHY you are doing something. For the more curious learners, we have ample resources to dive in to and continue your learning journey.
In just three hours, you will be confident enough to write code in MicroPython for any compatible hardware. You will also develop an in-depth understanding of the Micro:bit and learn to interface a variety of sensors and peripherals with the Micro:bit. As a part of this course, we will build from ground up, a Weather Station using the Micro:bit with an LCD panel and a BMP180 Sensor. We will also implement a Remote Home Automation Project using a relay module.
If you are a hobbyist, a teacher, a student or an engineer with a basic understanding of electronics and want to learn or teach physical computation with Microbit, this is the course for you
So, what are you waiting for?! Come, join me in this course. I am looking forward to being your instructor and to guide you in tinkering with the BBC Micro:bit using MicroPython.
Who this course is for:
- A hobbyist looking to learn to program the Micro:bit in MicroPython
- A student with a basic understanding of electronics and want to use the Micro:bit to interact with the Physical World
- An engineer who wants do fast prototyping of projects using the Micro:bit
- A teacher looking to introduce physical computing in his or her class, using MicroPython in the Micro:bit
Venkatesh Varadachari is the founder of MAKERDEMY, a pioneer maker education company head-quartered in Singapore.
Venkatesh believes that knowledge should be made available to people in all walks of life. Venkatesh also believes in the power of education to transform lives.
Venkatesh has an MBA from the prestigious Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.
He also has a degree in Electrical Engineering from Madras University and a Masters in Financial Engineering from National University of Singapore.
I am an electronics engineer by education and passionate about teaching electronics. I am also passionate about content writing, video production, and teaching a wide variety of cutting-edge technologies. During my stint in MAKERDEMY I have created 9 Courses for the company with more than 10000 Student Enrolled. This is the official company account created by MAKERDEMY for publishing courses during my stint in MAKERDEMY.