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micro:bit broadcast Issue #28

Hi everyone,

Last month the Micro:bit Educational Foundation celebrated its first birthday, and to mark the occasion the 1st Birthday Challenge has been announced! Join the party and you could win prices and have your project displayed at the BETT Show 2018!

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The Micro:bit Educational Foundation celebrates first year!
The Micro:bit Educational Foundation is a year old and what a year! This time last October, the BBC micro:bit was handed over to the Foundation after the 1 million micro:bit UK give-away and we announced our plans of introducing this wonderful, educational device to the world!
Announcing our 1st Birthday Challenge!
How could the micro:bit help us to celebrate our 1st Birthday? Join the party!!
New Products: 4tronix Music Box
The music box is a small board that makes your BBC micro:bit totally mobile with blinky LED plugins and on-board power speaker.
BBC micro:bits in local UK libraries for you to borrow!
Did you know you can now borrow a BBC micro:bit from hundreds of libraries around the UK?
New product: Chinese micro:bit book


Fun Kitronik Halloween 2017 Project Ideas
Halloween is fast becoming our favourite time of year as it really lends itself perfectly to fun and creative projects that allow you indulge your imagination and break out the making tools.
Create an Electro-Theremin
Get down to the funky sounds of electric ‘analog’ music.
Creating an Android App for your micro:bit
Some rough notes taken while creating an Android app in MIT App Inventor.


Micro BOO!
Scare to the max this Halloween with a remote activated screaming pumpkin! Wait for the perfect moment, then AAAAAAAH!
A Creative Maker in Halloween
Everyone in Halloween party wants to stand out, and as a creative maker, will you satisfy devices purchased from supermarket only? No! No way! Today, let’s make a special Halloween mask.
Halo-ween Ironman Arc Reactor
Become a superhero and create your own pulsing reactor to complete your Iron Man costume or wear underneath a t-shirt as Tony Stark.
micro:bit + Spotify and
Spotify Companion Cube
Control your Spotify playlist with a micro:bit.
And control your tunes with a handheld companion! Celebrating 10 years of Portal.
micro:bit Harry Potter Sorting Hat
When the micro:bit was first released to schools it came in a choice of 4 colours. On Twitter we talked about making a sorting hat to decide which student would get which colour. I’ve finally made it! But I’ve just linked it to the 4 houses of Harry Potter
Bluetooth MIDI Wireless Wah Pedal Controller
Using a BBC micro: bit to control the wah pedal of the effecter app (ToneStack, JamUp Pro, and AmpliTube).
micro:bit fireworks
NeoPixel fireworks animation for the BBC micro:bit in MicroPython.

Software, libraries and Tools

Update: Bitty Data Logger 3.0
Version 3.0 adds an exciting and hopefully, very useful major new feature. It's now possible to capture, chart and export data from devices like sensors which you have connected to the micro:bits pins on its edge connector.
micro:bit equalizer (video demo)
With Web Audio to create the equalizer visualization on micro:bit with Web Bluetooth.
microbit beacon finder
The micro:bit finds various of BLE Beacons, and display the ID to LEDs. Includes: iBeacon, AltBeacon, Eddystone-UID, Eddystone-URL.


A 3D printed case for a BBC micro:bit which looks like a small robot. Two versions available, the first one with a rear protective cover, the second one with a perforated cover for the pins. They can be locked on a base that contains batteries.
OYAP Wearable Technology Challenge video
The Wearable Technology Challenge was delivered in partnership with Science Oxford and funded by Cherwell District Council - Spark Fund.

Upcoming Events

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November 15th, CAS Sandwell Primary Hub Meeting - Oldbury, UK
November 15th, The Landing: Maker Taster for Digital Cities... - Manchester, UK
November 18th, Fun with the MicroBit - Oak Ridge, USA
November 25th
, Technical Seminar & Practical Worksh... - Hung Hom, Hong Kong
December 27th
, Microbit Championship - online
February 17th
, BBC Micro:Bit workshop - IM HAPPY Technology... - Coleraine, UK

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