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The Official BBC Micro:bit User Guide Paperback – 13 Nov 2017

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  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons (13 Nov. 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 111938673X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1119386735
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With comprehensive coverage and easy–to–follow instructions, The Official BBC micro:bit User Guide contains everything you need to know to start building right away. No coding experience? No problem. You′ll begin with basic concepts and learn how the BBC micro:bit works. Simple Python and JavaScript commands demonstrate fundamental coding concepts, while step–by–step instructions walk you through the process using simple, everyday language. More experienced programmers can dive right in to writing their own code and customizing their BBC micro:bit with add–ons. The BBC micro:bit is fully compatible with the Raspberry Pi, opening the door to a whole world of possibilities at your fingertips.

The BBC micro:bit was created by the BBC in partnership with major tech companies, communities, and educational organizations to provide kids with a fun, practical, inexpensive way to learn programming. The board′s simplicity and accessibility belie its capabilities, and its broad compatibility makes it an exciting entry point to the world of electronics. Connect the BBC micro:bit to your computer, design your own simple software or download ready–made code, build your own hardware and see where the BBC micro:bit takes you the digital world is waiting.

Designed to help beginning programmers of any age have fun while developing valuable skills, The Official BBC micro:bit User Guide contains everything you need to know about this pocket–sized marvel:

  • Learn how the BBC micro:bit works and what it can do
  • Master basic programming concepts in JavaScript Blocks (MakeCode), and Python®
  • Communicate wirelessly between BBC micro:bits
  • Build your own wearable BBC micro:bit
  • Build circuits and add extensions
  • Integrate the BBC micro:bit with the Raspberry Pi®
  • Use provided code recipes to get started right away

Find circuit diagrams, code downloads, and more at the companion website: www.wiley.com/go/bbcmicrobituserguide.

About the Author

GARETH HALFACREE is the author of the Raspberry Pi User Guide and an expert in educational and embedded computing. A noted technology journalist and long–time tech author, Gareth also has an extensive background in computing education.

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