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BBC Micro:bit boards Irish Resellers

 

I have been in conversation over the last few days with 4 teachers who are experiencing back-to-school misery and frustration with their efforts to source and purchase BBC micro:bits in Ireland.   

Maplin is the only listed BBC micro:bit reseller in the Republic of Ireland on the micro:bit website. I have purchased from […]

Whizzkids DCU Week 5

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Whizzkids DCU Week 5 was great fun and a mix of nationalities and abilities. The group consisted of novices, old hands and a very able hacker. Besides learning HTML, CSS and Javascript as they constructed their webpages the coders also got to work the BBC Micro:bit board. They were also introduced to […]

Whizzkids at DCU 2017

Another week at Whizzkids DCU 2017 Summer Camp has come to an end and a great time was had by all. The standard was very high and new national and international friendships were forged during the week. The other images will be published in the gallery on the right sidebar over the weekend.

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Raspberry Jam NI at Dublin Makers 2017

It was great to see the Raspberry Jam NI at Dublin Makers 2017 yesterday. My phone battery died shortly after but I did manage to take a photo of Sam Stuart (@tenthchain) wearing his 3D Printed  frames with real prescription lenses fitted. Click here to check out more photos on the Raspberry Jam NI Twitter […]

Audio add-on for BBC micro:bit

“This short video introduces the amp:bit, the easiest way to hook up a set of headphones or speakers to your BBC micro:bit. Simply plug the micro:bit into the amp:bit and then plug-in your headphones! alternatively you can solder a PC speaker directly to the provided pads or solder a screw terminal. The amp:bit also […]

BBC micro:bit at Whizzkids

I got a chance to see the BBC micro:bit in action at Whizzkids‘ Summer Camp in DCU today. The micro:bit is the cornerstone of the BBC’s 21st century education initiative to introduce coding in a hands-on fashion to all children in the UK aged 11 years and upwards. The initiative involved giving every 11 years student […]