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Physical Computing and Control with micro:bit

Control with micro:bit Physical Computing and Control with micro:bit Learn the basics of programming in a playful, interactive way. Create your own programs in Micro:Bit, while you are learning how to write good and clear code.


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Course Introduction

Welcome to the Computational Thinking and Control with micro:bit

Explore the exciting world of physical computing and create electronic circuits that you can control with code. The Introduction to Physical Computing with Micro:bit PD course covers the basics of physical computing using Micro:bit, Make Code and Python programming language.

What you'll learn

  • Students will be able to setup a Macqueen robot car & can program a buzzer to play music
  • Students can remote control Macqueen robot car’s LED light and move using Makecode
  • Students can remote control a Macqueen robot car with a gamepad using Makecode
    Students can program a Macqueen robot car to detect obstacle and turn once too near to a obstacle using Makecode


The full course consists of
  • Module 01 : Micro:bit Oveview : Part 1 - Basics 
  • Module 02 : Micro:bit Oveview : Part 1 - Functions 
  • Module 03 : Build Maqueen Robot Car and Make Music with the Buzzer
  • Module 04 : Using Addressable & Non-addressable LEDs 
  • Module 05: Controlling Motors & Program the Robot Car 
  • Module 06: Using Radio Communication to Remote Control Robot Car 
  • Module 07 : Using Gamepad to programme a Robot Car 
  • Module 08 : Ultrasonic Sensor 

Format of Course

This course utilizes a online learning approach.
The content is provided through a mix of web-based and physical exercises, with students writing and running code in the browser and then downloading code to their physical devices for further testing and exploration.
Each lesson is broken down into modules, which are made up of video tutorials, short quizzes, pseudocode exercises, physical explorations, example programs, and written programming exercises.
We have included multiple fun, simple and interactive games so that students can remember the lessons in a more engaging way.
The course is designed for 8 months, with release of 1 module per month, so that students can have more time in learning and having fun at the same time. 


You will need a PC with internet connection, and the Macqueen robot car to complete the course

Course Staff

Stephen Wong

ICT Trainer and Consultant
Registered MOE Trainer
Registered PA Trainer
>10 Years Experience

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