Scratch meets micro:bit
The recent launch of Scratch 3.0 means that you can now use micro:bits with this widely-used and much-loved coding platform. It allows the micro:bit to be a physical interface for Scratch projects providing inputs from buttons and motion sensors, and also use the micro:bit’s display to output data from Scratch. The Scratch website explains what you need to get going: https://scratch.mit.edu/microbit.
The Scratch team at MIT will be running workshops on the Micro:bit Educational Foundation stand every day at BETT 2019 in London (23rd - 26th January) and outside workshop times visitors will also have the opportunity to meet them and find out more about how Scratch and micro:bit work together.
The Spring Term 2019 issue of Hello World magazine has a feature telling you more and includes a simple game to illustrate how easy it is to make an interactive wireless physical game controller using Scratch and micro:bit together. Hello World is a free download and physical copies are available free of charge to UK-based educators.
The Micro:bit Educational Foundation has published a set of free Scratch Cards to help you and young learners discover more about learning through creative play.
You’ll also find projects to support the Scratch cards and Hello World article on our official Scratch account: https://scratch.mit.edu/users/microbit_edu/