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micro:bit broadcast Issue #26
Hi everyone,
If you are familiar with PyCon you'll already be aware of how awesome and welcoming it is, and this year PyCon UK (26th to 30th of October in Cardiff) will get even awesomer!
For the first time ever, it will include a micro:bit mini summit on the 29th of October, an unmissable event to join the Foundation and the micro:bit community in a day full of fantastic talks and activities.
Tickets and accommodation will run out quickly, so do not hesitate in join us on this wonderful celebration!


micro:bit mini Summit at PyCon UK
This year for the first time, we’re having a micro:bit mini Summit as part of PyCon UK, a conference that has always had a special place in micro:bit history.
micro:bit Launches in India
If you're in India and you've been waiting to get your hands on the BBC micro:bit, we have some very good news for you... it will be officially launched in Mumbai on Tuesday, 19th September at DIDAC INDIA!
New Book: Getting Started with the micro:bit
New book from Make by Wolfram Donat. Getting Started with the micro:bit - Coding and Making with the BBC's Open Development Board.
New Product: ZIP Halo
Add some colour to your next coding project with our new Halo board for the BBC micro:bit. The Halo has 24 ZIP LEDs, which are individually addressable full colour LEDs. This means that each LED can display a huge spectrum of colours, allowing amazing colourful effects to be achieved.


Become a Time Lord with the BBC micro:bit
One of the main questions we see for people who’ve mastered the basics of MicroPython is “how do I make my program do more than one thing”.


Make: micro:bit controlled indicator jacket
I had the idea for this jacket a while ago… I started planning and designing it back in July.
micro:Bit Puppet "Text Message" System!
Build a simple & silly radio communication system with the micro:bit!
Make A Smart Light w/ ElecFreaks Tinker Kit
In this project, we are going to create a smart light with ElecFreaks micro:bit Tinker Kit. It will use Octopus PIR Sensor and LED light. When there is someone in the room and detected, the LED will light up.

Software, libraries and Tools

Update: Python bluezero
A simple Python interface to the BlueZ stack, designed to provide access to Bluetooth with zero boilerplate code.
Update includes better support for the micro:bit, the 4tronix bit:bot and MI:power.
Update: DroidScript - MicroBit Plugin (App Store)
DroidScript plugin for micro:bit now supports official "JavaScript Blocks" editor. Remote control your micro:bit!
Max7219 MicroPython Library
A MicroPython library for the MAX7219 LED matrix controller via SPI.


The micro:bit Bluetooth troubleshooting guide
Bluetooth offers all sorts of exciting possibilities to the micro:bit enthusiast but because a micro:bit is programmable and therefore can have whatever code on it you choose, it can sometimes be tricky to get it working.
micro:bit SVG
High quality micro:bit vector images from the Micro:bit Foundation. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike, so you can freely use it for any projects, articles, or anything you like!
DotBot:bit is an open source robot chassis to prototype with the BBC micro:bit. Created to make 3D printing and programming lessons for my students.
Sketch Resource for BBC micro:bit
A Sketch file (a design app for macOS) with the front and back of the BBC micro:bit.

Upcoming Events

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September 19th, Introduction to the BBC microb:it for... - Dersingham, UK
September 23-24th, World Maker Faire - New York, USA
September 27th, Micro:bit i naturfagene og håndværk... - Vordingborg, Denmark
October 4th, Tutorial: Micro:Bit – Bracciano - Bracciano, Italy
October 12th, Lorraine Underwood - cycling safety with micro:bit - Leeds, UK
October 26-30th, PyCon UK 2017 - Cardiff, UK
November 6th, Meet, learn and share ideas about MicroPython - London, UK
November 10th, Making with Micro:bit @ Newcastle - Newcastle, Australia
November 16th, Free physical Computing CPD for Primary... - Cambridge, UK
November 18th, Fun with the MicroBit - Oak Ridge, USA

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