Now available in versions for both micro:bit v1 and v2!

A collection of guided projects that explore applications of technology in a variety of contexts. The projects use the Arm School Program pedagogical approach and are designed to be self-paced and go from first principles through to programming in Python.

Resource Aim

To introduce, inspire and engage learners to study Physical Computing as well as serving as an introduction to the pedagogy and resources offered in our full courses.


Learning Outcomes

  • Learners will understand and apply the fundamental computational techniques to solve contextualised problems
  • Learners will apply computational techniques including abstraction, decomposition logic and algorithms
  • Learners will become more confident in using micro:bits to build Physical Computing projects
  • Learners will understand how technology can be applied to the real world


Resource structure

The micro:course is a series of individual projects that build in complexity. It is available in two versions: for micro:bit v1 and for v2.

Which version should I use? If you are using micro:bit v1s, we recommend downloading the v1 version of the micro:course. If you are using micro:bit v1 or a mixture of v1s and v2s, we recommend the v2 version, which clearly indicates which tasks relate specifically to v2 users.

You can access this resource using the Download Now link below. Alternatively, If you would like to contribute or modify these materials, please access the product via GitHub. GitHub enables you to adapt our content and share your version with other teachers. To view our GitHub page for this resource, click ‘Access on GitHub’.

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