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Micro:bit for Mad Scientists: 30 Clever Coding and Electronics Projects for Kids

Micro:bit for Mad Scientists: 30 Clever Coding and Electronics Projects for Kids

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Publication Date: September 24th, 2019
Publisher:
No Starch Press
ISBN:
9781593279745
Pages:
280
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Description

Build your own secret laboratory with 30 coding and electronic projects!

The BBC micro:bit is a tiny, cheap, yet surprisingly powerful computer that you can use to build cool things and experiment with code. The 30 simple projects and experiments in this book will show you how to use the micro:bit to build a secret science lab complete with robots, door alarms, lie detectors, and more--as you learn basic coding and electronics skills.

Here are just some of the projects you'll build:

  • A "light guitar" you can play just by moving your fingers
  • A working lie detector
  • A self-watering plant care system
  • A two-wheeled robot
  • A talking robotic head with moving eyes
  • A door alarm made with magnets
  • Learn to code like a Mad Scientist!

    About the Author

    Simon Monk is a full-time author and maker, mostly writing about electronics for makers. Some of his better-known books include Programming Arduino: Getting Started with Sketches, Raspberry Pi Cookbook, and Hacking ­Electronics. He is also the co-author of Practical Electronics for Inventors and wrote Minecraft Mastery with his son, Matthew Monk.

    Praise for Micro:bit for Mad Scientists: 30 Clever Coding and Electronics Projects for Kids

    “Packed with projects and experiments for young, mad scientists . . . an excellent resource to take curious kids on a journey into physical computing.”
    —Andrew Gregory, HackSpace

    “Simon Monk has been teaching folks how to learn to code and make for many years, so he knows exactly the kinds of projects that any beginner can make, and all the trouble spots to avoid. . . . It’s a STEAM adventure for students of all backgrounds!”
    —Limor Fried, Adafruit

    “Fun for all Ages. Great book with very fun experiments. . . . Colorful pictures and instructions will help you create many interesting projects and the rest is up to your imagination.”
    —Marco, Amazon reviewer