About Make@Home boot camp:
STEM.tisch is hosting “Make@Home” online boot camps with BBC micro:bit. During the boot camp kids will learn how to setup micro:bit and understand it’s features. Then starts the fun part where the kids will build starting with small activities to more advance projects.
Terms and Conditions:
- Limited students (Around 10) in each batch, to have focus on each student. Assistance will be provided to make sure they do the activity, complete the coding and check it on the micro:bit.
- At the end of boot camp one project will be completed by every student. Projects will also be diverse, so that they can showcase to each other during the sessions.
- Students will be rewarded with participation certification!
- BBC micro:bit Go bundle as shown in product images would be shipped to the address provided during ordering.
- If the shipments are delayed due to containment zones restrictions or any other reasons, it would be intimated in advance and kids would be allowed to participate in subsequent boot camps (which happens at every weekend).
About BBC micro:bit:
The BBC micro:bit is a handheld, programmable micro-computer that can be used for all sorts of cool creations, from robots to musical instruments – the possibilities are endless.
First conceived by BBC Learning in 2012, and initially developed together with the BBC’s award-winning R&D department, the scale and scope of this unique initiative has only been made possible by an unprecedented collaboration between 29 international organisations, pioneering start-ups and transformative education organisations.
Key features of the micro:bit
• 25 red LEDs to light up, flash messages, create games and invent digital stories.
• Two programmable buttons activated when pressed. Use the micro:bit as a games controller. Pause or skip songs on a playlist.
• On-board motion detector or “accelerometer” that can detect movement and tell other devices you’re on the go. Featured actions include shake, tilt and freefall. Turn the micro:bit into a spirit level. Light it up when something is moved. Use it for motion-activated games.
• A built-in compass or “magnetometer” to sense which direction you’re facing, your movement in degrees, and where you are. Includes an in-built magnet, and can sense certain types of metal.
• Bluetooth Smart Technology to connect to the internet and interact with the world around you. Connect the micro:bit to other micro:bits, devices, kits, phones, tablets, cameras and everyday objects all around. Share creations or join forces to create multi-micro:bit masterpieces. Take a selfie. Pause a DVD or control your playlist.
• Five Input and Output (I/O) rings to connect the micro:bit to devices or sensors using crocodile clips or 4mm banana plugs. Use the micro:bit to send commands to and from the rings, to power devices like robots and motors.