The BBC micro:bit is an affordable, tiny electronics board developed to teach beginning programmers (especially kids) about coding and hardware. This small board hosts sensors, LEDs, wireless capabilities, and a small bundle of brains, and has been used in projects around the world, from displaying simple smiley face animations to being sent to space to take pictures.
These highly visual cards make concepts easy to follow and keep learning dynamic and fun. They begin by teaching a set of basic skills and then continue into a series of projects that increase in difficulty as the reader progresses through the deck. Readers learn to use and combine hardware and sensors such as 25 individually-programmable LEDs, programmable buttons, physical connection pins, light and temperature sensors, and motion sensors and will learn exciting hacks like sending secret messages to other users and building a real-time visual temperature sensor. By creating and building their own projects, readers will see just how fun learning to program can be!