Micro:bit and Microcontroller Development Board Workshop Resources

BBC Micro:bit

Micro:bit getting started

Micro:bit software options

Microsoft MakeCode programming environment for all devices

Using micro:bits with Scratch instructions (including necessary Scratch Link software for Bluetooth Mac/Windows)

  • Firmware (.HEX file) for using the micro:bit with Scratch

More micro:bit resources

Books, projects, magazines, tutorials, and other programming languages

Micro:bit and micro:bit add-on board suppliers and vendors

  • Sparkfun Electronics – Specializes in hobbyist electronic components, tools, and kits. Sparkfun micro:bit boards and add-ons. Ask for educator discounts.
  • Adafruit – Unique and Fun DIY Electronics and Kits. Check the Young Engineers section for selections that are whimsical and fun. Ask for educator discounts.
  • Robotshop – All your robot needs in one place. Robots for home, school, and professional use, plus drones, wearable technology, kits, toys, parts, and apps.
  • PiMoroni – “Tech Treasures” abound from this UK based vendor for Raspberry Pi, micro:bit, and other microcontrollers, plus kits, accessories, and tools. The name? It stands for Pirate-Monkey-Robot-Ninja, of course.
  • Kitronik – Makes and sells electronic project kits for micro:bit, e-textiles, robotics, and other maker needs. UK-based.
  • (Australia) Education Technology Specialists. Micro:bits, add-on boards, and related products.

Hummingbird Bit Robotics

Software for Hummingbird Bit

Download the Bluebird Connector

Hummingbird project ideas

Tutorials for using multiple Hummingbird Bits or micro:bits with a Hummingbird Bit, including cool ideas for a rover and calibrating the compass.

A New Block-based Programming Environment (Alpha version – try it out!)

MicroBlocks programming environment

Related Materials

Why we love the Hummingbird Bit Robotics Kit

The micro:bit Matters – a guide to understanding the micro:bit

The Invent To Learn Guide to Block Programming

Maker Resources for Educators – All the Invent to Learn workshop handouts, posters, and shopping lists.

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One comment on “Micro:bit and Microcontroller Development Board Workshop Resources
  1. Laurie Walters says:

    Hey Gary
    This looks exciting. I would love to chat with you about this. Do you need a class in Inner City Los Angeles to try this out? Please give a call or write back. My email is drlaurie23@gmail.com Thank you. I am excited to hear from you. Sincerely,Dr. Laurie Walters