A Microbit unit for Horizon Lanka

Micr:bit at Horizon Lanka

We received a Microbit  unit for coding and programming from two university students from University of Rajarta on March 07, 2017. Milinda Arambawela and Prageeth Rukmal De Silva bought it to us and did a very good lesson about it to us. The unit was donated to us from Microbit Sri Lanka User Group http://www.microbitslug.org

Prabhath Mannapperuma, Milinda and Prageeth are volunteers of MicrobitSLUG. They work hard to spread knowledge about Microbit and Donate Microbit Devices.

Earlier Tjerand Silde from Norway gave an introduction to us about micro:bit teacher introduce Micro Bits to us Then it was quite easy for us to catch the subject.

We want Milinda and Prageeth to come again and do another workshop on micro:bit as it will help us further. I love to learn about this type of gadgets. I already have an electronic kit sent by Mr. Nuwan Samaranayake from Houston, the USA. Below is an introduction about micro:bit from www.microbit.org website.

“This will be your hub for all things micro:bit, from writing code to sharing your creations. We’re working hard to make your experience as smooth and fun as possible, so if you have any feedback for us it’d be brilliant to hear it. You can contact us at help@microbit.org

You can use your BBC micro:bit for all sorts of cool creations, from robots to musical instruments – the possibilities are endless. This little device has an awful lot of features, like 25 red LED lights that can flash messages. There are two programmable buttons that can be used to control games or pause and skip songs on a playlist. Your BBC micro:bit can detect motion and tell you which direction you’re heading in, and it can use a low energy Bluetooth connection to interact with other devices and the Internet – clever!

Have a look at our hardware page the micro:bit is an open development board that allows you to run code on it and have access to all of the hardware. We have enabled debugging so that you can really interrogate the system – the more you know about all the bits and pieces that your BBC micro:bit is made of, the more you can hack it and create with it.

Now onto the website, where you will write the scripts that can make all your BBC micro:bit dreams come true. Anyone can have a go, write code, and see how it would play back on the BBC micro:bit online simulator. You can get to the editors on a PC, tablet or mobile, at school or on the go.

Do you use a mobile phone or tablet? There is a micro:bit mobile app that lets you send your code to your micro:bit over Bluetooth (without using a USB cable) and more. The mobile page will tell you all about it.

So what are you waiting for? Watch some short videos to get started with your BBC micro:bit, find out about the different code editors and explore our tutorials and projects.

Be a tech pro of the future with the BBC micro:bit. The digital world is your oyster.”

Ashen Chandoopa Wijewickrama – ashen@horizonlanka.org Grade 8, Horizon Lanka Academy

Milinda Arambawela teaching the children
Milinda Arambawela teaching the children
Prageeth Rukmal De Silva teaching the children at Horizon Lanka
Prageeth Rukmal De Silva teaching the children at Horizon Lanka
Children practicing with mirobit unit
Children practicing with mirobit unit
Children practicing with mirobit unit
Children practicing with mirobit unit
Children practicing with mirobit unit
Children practicing with mirobit unit
Children practicing with mirobit unit
Children practicing with mirobit unit
Children practicing with mirobit unit
Children practicing with mirobit unit
A microbit lesson
A microbit lesson on the screen
A microbit lesson on the scren
A microbit lesson on the scren
Milinda Arambawela donating the microbit unit to Horizon Lanka students
Milinda Arambawela donating the microbit unit to Horizon Lanka students
Milinda Arambawela donating the microbit unit to Horizon Lanka students
Milinda Arambawela donating the microbit unit to Horizon Lanka students