Rainbow HAT Card 5
Write code to control the buzzer and create a simple tune.
Rainbow HAT Card 4
Take a pressure reading using the onboard BME280 weather sensor.
Rainbow HAT Card 3
Take a temperature reading and show it on the display.
Rainbow HAT Card 2
Create a program to display a simple four letter word on the Alphanumeric Character Display segments.
Rainbow HAT Card 1
What you will do: Attach the Rainbow HAT and install the required software and libraries. What you will learn: How to install a Pimoroni software
Rainbow HAT Activity Cards
The Rainbow HAT was developed for Google developers to play around with Android Things. We developed a set of activity cards at the time we launched the board, but now we've revised and reprinted them, and made them available here.
Noise:bit - festive lesson!
The noise:bit is a handy speaker to make music with, and there are many ways you can use your micro:bit to trigger that music. In this activity we look at the starting point of one gesture, one sound, and go from there.
You fancy having a go at a robotic song? Load the hex code below, hook up a noise:bit to your micro:bit, and learn the moves!
Jingle:bit all the way...
We're feeling festive, and so here's a quick activity you can do with two or more micro:bits, and one noise:bit.
Mixing colours with one LED
In this activity you will learn how to mix colours of light using just one common cathode LED and your micro:bit.
A squash and a squeeze
The enviro:bit, among other things, measures air pressure, but what is air pressure? Grab a sandwich bag and investigate!
Accessible controller workshop
Take a look at the workshop we delivered for Games Britannia on accessible games controllers. All materials are downloadable for use.
Datalogging from the micro:bit - the basics
Did you know you can log live sensor information from the micro:bit with nothing more than a Windows computer? This is currently a beta testing feature, and so there are, as micro:bit say, "a few rough edges".
Is it cold out there?
It's currently snowing in Sheffield, so we thought we'd combine a couple of our add-on boards for the micro:bit and make an scrolling weather
Clap to summon a duck with the enviro:bit
What you will learn: How to use a variable to store a "state" - in this case whether there is a duck or not! What
Micro:bit workshops at BETT
Today we ran some activities on the micro:bit stand, using our enviro:bit. There was duck-summoning, a rainbow detector, and of course, the nose-logger.
Animations on the scroll:bit
After some gentle persuasion, Phil has written a block so we can design our own images on the scroll:bit! Using a combination of two
Make a tilting ghost
This activity is based around the scroll:bit's grid numbers. If you haven't done activity 2, you might want to go back and have a
Displaying an icon anywhere on the scroll:bit
Displaying an icon on the scroll:bit is just as simple as displaying one on the micro:bit LED screen, but with the size of
Displaying words on the scroll:bit
You will use the scroll:bit to show messages at different speeds and brightness. What you need: a scroll:bit, a micro:bit, USB lead
Project series - Scroll:bit
The scroll:bit is a little display with a lot of pixels! Its 119 bright white LEDs are perfect for scrolling messages with your micro:
Enviro:bit kit - Make a Weather Station
Our enviro pHAT is so popular with schools that we made a micro:bit version - and now it's got its own kit! Complete with
Scroll:bit kit - the bear from the future
Once upon a time, there was a techno-bear from the future who travelled through space and time just to say hi. Or maybe we thought
Introducing Activity Cards
You may have noticed that our brand new bit:kits come with a lovely set of double sided project cards. In fact, all of our
Playing with Colours - Activity
Our Blinkt board is a really quick way to get started with physical computing - instant shiny feedback on your Python coding skills! When you
Classroom Starter Packs - New!
Want all the bits to get started with Raspberry Pi in your classroom? For the princely sum of £300 (through our education wholesale) you can
An overview of our micro:bit add on boards
If you have a busy classroom, you'll be pleased to know that our range of add ons for the micro:bit have quick and simple
How to get wholesale prices for your school
One of the things we get asked most is "how do you sign up for a schools discount?". It's pretty straightforward and this post shows