Tag Archives: Microbit

micro:bit NIM maths and computing investigation

NIM is a simple but potentially infuriating, ancient 2 player game. You have some counters or matchsticks, you’re allowed to take a limited number in each turn, say 1, 2 or 3. The winner is the person who takes the … Continue reading

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Making a simple programming language on a micro:bit

I’ve been exploring writing a very, very simple text-based language for the micro:bit, in Python. I think it could be an educational project in two ways: A task for older students to design and create their own language. Make a … Continue reading

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Video from a BBC micro:bit with IchigonQuest

Back in 2017 I played with projects to get composite video from an Arduino – huge fun and very satisfying in a retro way. After trying TinyBASIC on a BBC micro:bit, I fell down a bit of an internet search … Continue reading

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Run BASIC on a BBC micro:bit

It was recently BASIC’s 57th birthday, the programming language many of us first used to do any computer programming on computers from the 1970s and 1980s like the Commodore PET, Sinclair ZX Spectrum or Apple 2. Worth remembering too that … Continue reading

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Drive 4 digit 7-segment LED displays direct from a micro:bit

I bought a bag of random 7-segment LED displays to play around with, originally with the idea of adding them to the address and data busses on my 6502 breadboard computer. That became a bit tricky, but I got thinking … Continue reading

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