Session Spotlight

Samantha Dahlby

Camp Counselor

Physical Computing for kids with micro:bits

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Wednesday, July 31, 2024 - 3:30 PM UTC, for 1 hour.

Regular, 60 minute presentation

Room: G

Imagine wielding the power to make your code come alive in the real world! With micro:bits and their sensors, buttons, and LEDs, kids will embark on a thrilling journey where their code interacts with the physical universe. In this session we will discover how hardware and software work, and we’ll dig into some programming basics like loops, conditionals, and variables as we create interactive programs with micro:bits and MakeCode. This will be an amazing hands-on adventure where coding meets the real world, sparking creativity and unlocking endless possibilities!


Basic computer skills, ability to drag and drop, able to read some.

Take Aways

  • Learn basic coding concepts with block code and micro:bits
  • Learn about sensors on the micro:bits and use them to interact with the physical environment
  • Experience with hardware, software, event, input, output, program, bugs, debugging, variable, If/Else, loops

Supporting Resources

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