Micro:bit in AP Computer Science Principles

Posted by Joani Kay on 11/26/2018

Instructors: Fred Major and Rhonda Guillory


In AP Computer Science Principles, we have spent several weeks learning the syntax of the programming language Python.  The week of November 12, 2018 we began coding micro:bits using Python.  The small micro:bit has an LED display, an accelerometer, can capture button presses and can output data to speakers and other data collection devices.


In the labs the students are creating code that is transferred to a computer chip and they have commented that it is interesting to see the results of their coding on an device external to the computer screen.  So far, they have learned how to output to speakers and how to capture input through button presses on the micro:bit.