EuroPython 2016

MicroPython on the BBC micro:bit

Speaker(s) Nicholas Tollervey

The BBC micro:bit is a small programmable device for children. A million of them have been handed out to the UK’s 11 and 12 years olds. The Python Software Foundation was a partner in this moon-shot scheme and, thanks to the efforts of Damien George, MicroPython (a full reimplementation of Python 3) runs on the device. All the assets needed to recreate this project have been release under open-source licenses.

This practical demonstration shows what can be done with the device and how to program it. I’ll provide advice on how best to introduce the device to children and teachers in your own locale.

The only prerequisite you need is a passion for Python, education and playing with a cool IoT gizmo. My goal is simply to give attendees enough information to have fun and make cool things with a micro:bit.

in on Monday 18 July at 14:15 See schedule

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