Light Strips for the micro:bit

Kitronik produce and sell a number of light strips for the micro:bit called Zip Huddersfield Girls Geeks chose a selection of the Arc and the Circle Zips with 12 lights for a headdress workshop. Here are some steps for connecting and coding these lightstrips. Connecting the Zips to the micro:bit Solder the Zip You need to … Continue reading Light Strips for the micro:bit


CUBE: Post 2 – prototyping

So the wire I ordered was completely wrong. Copper wire is WEAK! And exactly what I don't want. This week I've gone with 2.5mm wire from screwfix: We used this YouTube video as a guide on how to straighten wire. It worked really well and was LOTS of fun We then created some … Continue reading CUBE: Post 2 – prototyping

Extension: Hacking the Bearables badge with a micro:bit

After my husband successfully hacked the Pimoroni Bearables badge with a Raspberry Pi: I decided to have a go and try it with the micro:bit I'm in no way an electronics whizz like him but the words i2c and CLK sounded familiar! Turns out the micro:bit does have an i2c bus! How to hack the … Continue reading Extension: Hacking the Bearables badge with a micro:bit

Updated: micro:bit sound sensing hoodie

After buying the MonkMakes sensor board: I decided to upgrade the micro:bit light up hoodie. The lights would now light up the louder it got around me! Here's the final result: Build The sensor board is very easy to connect using crocodile clips Using 3 different crocodile clips you connect Pin 1 of the … Continue reading Updated: micro:bit sound sensing hoodie