Welcome to the micro:bit - Live Lesson

Learn how to create games, animations and robots using simple code

This BBC micro:bit Live Lesson aims to encourage Key Stage 3/3rd Level students to get creative, programming and making their own digital creations.

It's hosted by Ana Matronic, best known as the front woman of the Scissor Sisters, Dan Walker and gadget guru Ella Williamson, and features guests Amy Mather, the European Digital Girl of the Year in 2013, Simon Smith from Thumbfood, an independent game production company, and Professor Sethu Vijayakumar, Director of the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics.

The programme explores how to animate and programme digital pets, create secret messages to share with friends, make digital and physical games and design robots.

This programme was first streamed live to schools in February 2016. Please note that we are no longer reviewing emails and messages from schools for inclusion in the lesson or on the page.

Related links

Micro:bit Educational Foundation

How to use this resource

Check out our lesson guide for teachers, print out the student activity sheets and download the hex files for the activities below.

Please note that this resource was developed in 2016 and some of the links to the previous micro:bit code editors on the original printed resources may no longer work. We have removed the links to the hex files, but a number of the code projects on the activity sheets can be replicated using the new MakeCode editor available on micro:bit.org, so these sheets are still available for your information.

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