MicroPython for the BBC Micro:bit

person icon Venkatesh Varadachari

MicroPython for the BBC Micro:bit

Get familiarized with MicroPython for the BBC Micro:bit

updated on icon Updated on Sep, 2023

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Course Description

Hello learners, Welcome to MAKERDEMY’s "MicroPython for the BBC Micro:bit" course. If you are looking for that special course which will help you gain confidence to explore the Micro:bit using MicroPython, you have come to the right place. This is an intermediate level course and prior knowledge of Micro:bit is essential to follow this course.

Through an innovative pedagogy of mixing projects and concepts, this course will help you learn the WHY, HOW and WHAT. To this end, this course is beyond a cook book. You will always know WHY you are doing something. For the more curious learners, we have ample resources to dive in to and continue your learning journey.

In just three hours, you will be confident enough to write code in MicroPython for any compatible hardware. You will also develop an in-depth understanding of the Micro:bit and learn to interface a variety of sensors and peripherals with the Micro:bit. As a part of this course, we will build from ground up, a Weather Station using the Micro:bit with an LCD panel and a BMP180 Sensor. We will also implement a Remote Home Automation Project using a relay module.

If you are a hobbyist, a teacher, a student or an engineer with a basic understanding of electronics and want to learn or teach physical computation with Microbit, this is the course for you

So, what are you waiting for?! Come, join me in this course. I am looking forward to being your instructor and to guide you in tinkering with the BBC Micro:bit using MicroPython.

Who this course is for:

  • A hobbyist looking to learn to program the Micro:bit in MicroPython
  • A student with a basic understanding of electronics and want to use the Micro:bit to interact with the Physical World
  • An engineer who wants do fast prototyping of projects using the Micro:bit
  • A teacher looking to introduce physical computing in his or her class, using MicroPython in the Micro:bit


What will you learn in this course:

  • Learn to write code in MicroPython for any hardware that supports it

  • Learn to work with all on-board peripherals of the Micro:bit using MicroPython

  • Learn the working and interfacing of external peripherals

  • Learn the working of relays, LCD and BMP180 sensor through projects


What are the prerequisites for this course?

  • Completing our “Introduction to BBC Micro:bit” course is recommended.

  • Basic understanding of Electronics

  • No prior knowledge in Programming is required

  • Good logical thinking

MicroPython for the BBC Micro:bit


Check out the detailed breakdown of what’s inside the course

Getting started with MicroPython for the Micro:bit
8 Lectures
  • play icon Introduction to the course 05:14 05:14
  • play icon Using the Mu Editor 06:09 06:09
  • play icon MicroPython Basics 09:38 09:38
  • play icon Advanced MicroPython 08:54 08:54
  • play icon MicroPython Modules for the Micro:bit 07:24 07:24
  • play icon Working with the File System 06:26 06:26
  • play icon Section Resources
  • play icon Course Assignment & Quiz
Working with the On-board Peripherals
5 Lectures
Working with the External Peripherals
6 Lectures
Home Automation Projects with the Micro:bit
6 Lectures
Weather Station Project with the Micro:bit
5 Lectures

Instructor Details

Venkatesh Varadachari

Venkatesh Varadachari

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