You can also do most of the programming exercises in this book though you do not have a micro:bit, because the simulator in MakeCode shows you exactly what the output will look like. The micro:bit doesn’t cost much, and the MakeCode software is free.
The micro:bit “Club bundle” contains 10 micro:bits with 10 USB cables , 10 battery holders and 20 x AAA Batteries or you can buy individual micro:bits.
The latest version of micro:bit, V2, is backwards compatible with previous version of the micro:bit as well as software and equipment. V2 has more memory and a CPU upgrade, a higher power output of 200mA to accessories and the edge connectors have small indentations to stop clips slipping off.
These lesson take about 90 minutes to complete. Each lesson explains new concepts and then learners have to write five or more programs. Learners need enough time to experiment and gain confidence. Depending on the amount of class time available, each lesson will be completed in one to 3 weeks.
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How to use built-in mathematical function blocks in MakeCode to