Micro:bit for Mad Scientists

Micro:bit for Mad Scientists

30 Clever Coding and Electronics Projects for Kids
by Simon Monk
September 2019, 280 pp.

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The BBC micro:bit is a tiny, inexpensive, and surprisingly powerful computer that you can use to build cool things and experiment with code. The 30 simple projects and experiments in this book will show you how to use the micro:bit to build a secret science lab—complete with robots, door alarms, lie detectors, and more—as you learn basic coding and electronics skills.

Here are just some of the projects you’ll build:

  • A light-controlled guitar you can play just by waving your hand
  • A working lie detector
  • A self-watering plant care system
  • A two-wheeled robot
  • A talking robotic head with moving eyes
  • A door alarm made with magnets

Learn to code like a Mad Scientist!

Author Bio 

Simon Monk is a full-time author and maker who writes about electronics for makers. Some of his better-known books include Programming Arduino: Getting Started with Sketches, Raspberry Pi Cookbook, and Hacking ­Electronics. He is also the co-author of Practical Electronics for Inventors and wrote Minecraft Mastery with his son, Matthew Monk.

Table of contents 


Chapter 1: Getting Started
Chapter 2: Super Sonic
Chapter 3: Luminous Light
Chapter 4: Magical Magnetism
Chapter 5: Amazing Acceleration
Chapter 6: Mad Movement
Chapter 7: Time Travel
Chapter 8: Mad Scientist Mind Games
Chapter 9: Environmental Madness
Chapter 10: Radio Activity
Appendix: Get the Parts

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