NeoPixels are tiny, programmable, color-changing, LEDs manufactured by AdaFruit. NeoPixels make cool additions to micro:bit projects since they require little power, can be addressed individually or in groups, and can change color. Although MakeCode makes programming the micro:bit easy, there is too little documentation about how to control the NeoPixels.

Hackensack, NJ – February 25, 2020 Minutes from the George Washington Bridge Millions of the BBC micro:bit are now in schools. Never before has so much power been accessible to children at such a low price. We will explore and use …

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2020 Florida WorkshopsFeb 10, 2020 Fort Lauderdale, FLFeb 12, 2020 Jacksonville, FL Join colleagues for a one-day introduction to the latest coding and physical computing devices available for students. Focusing on the BBC micro:bit, we will explore and use a …

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Masterclass: Coding and Physical Computing Across the Curriculum with the micro:bit Includes free micro:bit Go kit and Invent to Learn second edition! And lunch! San Francisco – December 12, 2019 Culver City/Los Angeles – December 13, 2019 Millions of the …

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San Francisco – December 12, 2019 Millions of the BBC micro:bit are now in schools. Never before has so much power been accessible to children at such a low price. We will explore and use a variety of programming environments, similar …

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Millions of the BBC micro:bit are now in schools. Never before has so much power been accessible to children at such a low price. We will explore and use a variety of programming environments, similar boards, and accessories. Not only is it …

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The best construction kit for learners just got better! I have been teaching robotics to children and their teachers since 1987, not out of a desire to prepare kids for emerging careers or because it sounds futuristic, but because computing …

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The maker movement’s tricky little pal, Josh Ajima, solicited ideas for a 1-hourBBC  micro:bit workshop on Twitter. Anyone have a good micro:bit workshop they like to do? Hour long activity for middle to high school students as an optional activity …

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In Chapter Four of our new book, Invent to Learn – Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom, we discuss the importance of prompt setting as a basis for project-based learning. I argue that “a good prompt is worth 1,000 …

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