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Monday
09
JUL

Controlling Motors & Prototyping Circuits with Micro:bit

10:00
15:30
Julie Boyd
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2 DAY BURSARY FUNDED COURSE: CONTROLLING MOTORS & PROTOTYPEING ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS WITH MICRO:BIT

Discover how the micro:bit can be used to create programmable electronics projects in design and technology.

Sessions will include:
* programming the micro:bit, using the free Microsoft Block Editor
* connecting output components to the micro:bit (LEDs, buzzers, servos)
* connecting input components to the micro:bit (Light dependent resistor, variable resistor, movement sensor)
* creating a motorised buggy with the Kitronik Motor Board
* creating a prototyped circuits with the Kitronik Prototyping System
* a tour of the free teaching resources available and opportunity to try them for yourself
* exploration of how the micro:bit can be used in preparation for Design and Technology GCSE
* managing the use of micro:bit in the classroom.

Sessions will be hands-on, and each participant will receive a free Kitronik Motor Board, Kitronik Prototyping System and lots of project ideas to take away.

Outcomes - You will be able to:
* explore how the micro:bit can be used to support an engaging key stage 3 curriculum
* understand how Microsoft Block Editor can be used to control electronic inputs and outputs
* create prototype circuits and a motorised buggy using the micro:bit
* discover the free teaching resources available for the micro:bit

State schools can apply for a bursary which covers the cost of the course and accomodation. Independent schools can attend the course but have to pay the full course fee (the link has details on this and also has a link to the bursary information).

See more details and information on this course at https://www.stem.org.uk/node/411312. For information on how to attend the course for free look for the links to the Enthuse bursary.

There are other free courses that we are running at the STEM Learning Centre. Visit https://goo.gl/hcaSxK to see the full list.