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micro:bit broadcast Issue #4

Hi everyone, hope you had a merry Chirstmas!

For the last issue of the year we bring a couple of MicroPython emulators, new book, cool projects, and more.

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The micro:bit has been selected for the 2016 Nominet Trust 100
The Nominet Trust 100 celebrates the people and organisations who are using digital technology to change the world for the better.

BBC Micro:bit Tests Tricks Secrets Code Book
The German book "Micro:bit Praktikum" has been translated to English and is now available in ebook and paperback format.


4Tronix Bit:Bot: Neuron Controlled Edge follower
Initial experimentation with an artificial neuron controlling the Bit:Bot to follow the edge of a line.


Have Yourself A WS2812B Christmas
Creating a flashing lamp with a 24 neopixel ring, the micro:bit, and Micro Python.

Build a Wildlife Camera with the BBC micro:bit and Samsung’s micro:bit App
Using a micro:bit with an Android phone to create a Wildlife Camera.

Code your own ticklish talking Dalek: microbit python speech
An example program for the MicroPython speech module and a good showcase of the emulator.


OpenRoberta Blockly Application micro:bit emulator
The Open Roberta Lab programming environment already offered MicroPython for the micro:bit and calliope, and their latest update now adds a browser emulator (youtube demo).


Controlling a BBC micro:bit from a web browser
A micro:bit being controlled from a web browser using a Bluetooth Internet Gateway running on a Raspberry Pi. It demonstrates a Bluetooth SIG standard API for interacting with Bluetooth devices using an HTTP RESTful API.

Android Controlled C++ micro:bit - No programming required
Create custom menus on the pfodApp android app with pfodDesignerV2 to read and plot data from the micro:bit using Bluetooth.

Upcoming Events

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January 12th, micro:bit show & tell - Cambridge, England
January 17th, Bloodhound Rocket car and Microbit Training - London, England
January 31st, Introduction to Wearable Technology Using... - Cwmbran, Wales
April 4th, The Micro:bit Story: The Highs and Lows of... - Lancaster, England

Newsletter curated by @carlosperate. You can tweet me links or email them.
micro:bit ornaments image courtesy of Paul Freakley.