Welcome to Esme's Electronics!

Welcome to Esme's Electronics!

I am a year six student in a rural school. I like to swim and walk my golden retriever dog. I'm also a vegetarian as I love animals so much I don't want to eat them. You can find out more about me in this post.
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Introduction to the Micro:Bit

Introduction to the Micro:Bit

The micro:bit is a small, programmable piece of technology that can do a bunch of different things when you code it. It's really great for learning to code, or if you just want to tinker!
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Learn the Lingo

Learn the Lingo

When you're using the micro:bit to code, there can be a lot of words and terms that you might not have heard before. This blog is here to help you! 
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Using MakeCode

Using MakeCode

Read this blog to learn the basic steps to using MakeCode. It is the online website that you use to code and program your micro:bit. To start, you need to go to https://makecode.microbit.org/

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The LAMP:Bit - Part 1

The LAMP:Bit - Part 1

In this lesson, I'll be teaching you how to code your micro:bit to control the lamp:bit. This add-on is a really cool, interactive attachment for the micro:bit.

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The LAMP:Bit - Part 2

The LAMP:Bit - Part 2

Now that you've learnt the basics from my last blog, we can get into some more technical stuff. This extension is really cool because it works just like the street lights or automatic car headlights do. 
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The STOP:Bit - Part 1

The STOP:Bit - Part 1

The STOP:bit is a really cool, interactive attachment for the micro:bit. I’ll be showing you how to code the STOP:bit so you can control the lights either with a button, or without even touching it!
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The STOP:Bit - Part 2

The STOP:Bit - Part 2

Here's some new ideas you can try if you've mastered the basic steps to coding your STOP:Bit. I'll show you how to programme your Micro:Bit so you can make the lights go on or off just by tilting it!

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The ACCESS:Bit - Part 1

The ACCESS:Bit - Part 1

I'll teach you the first basic steps to using the ACCESS:bit extension in this blog! This one can be a bit tricky, but follow these steps and you'll get there!
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The ACCESS:Bit - Part 2

The ACCESS:Bit - Part 2

Now that you've learnt how to make the barrier go up and down by itself on my last blog, you can find out how to change how much the barrier moves by!
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The ACCESS:Bit - Part 3

The ACCESS:Bit - Part 3

For this blog, I'm going to show you how to code your micro:bit so that your ACCESS:bit acts like a car park barrier.
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The ACCESS:Bit - Part 4

The ACCESS:Bit - Part 4

Sometimes barriers move for cars or people without them having to push any buttons. In this blog, I'll show you how to do this with your ACCESS:bit!

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