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Arduino and the micro:bit onboard 3-axis accelerometer

The MMA8653FC is an intelligent, low-power, three-axis, capacitive micromachined accelerometer with 10 bits of resolution. This accelerometer is packed with embedded functions with flexible...

Use the micro:bit magnetometer with the Arduino IDE

Freescale’s MAG3110 is a small, low-power, digital 3-axis magnetometer. The device can be used in conjunction with a 3-axis accelerometer to realize an orientation...

Program your micro:bit with the Arduino IDE

You can now use the Arduino IDE to develop and program your Micro:Bit, in my view thats a good thing to add this support...

Microbit using the accelerometer in the block editor

In this next example using the block editor we will use the accelerometer that is on the Micro:bit board  to detect when the micro:bit...

Microbit touch example using block editor

The pins on your Micro:bit that are labelled 0, 1 and 2 can be used as touch inputs. To do this you need to...

Microbit and Espruino firmware

I bought an Espruino board  while back because it allowed you to code in JavaScript using a neat chrome add on - a web...

Microbit RGB led using C Plus Plus

We will look at how you can use C++ to write programs for your Micro:bit, there is an online compiler you use and we...

force sensitive resistor example

A force-sensing resistor is a material whose resistance changes when a force or pressure is applied. Force-sensing resistors consist of a conductive polymer, which changes...

Microbit basic serial port example

In this example we will create a VB.net program that will read data from the serial port, in this case a Microbit connected to...

Microbit tune selector example

This example melds together our Microbit and an AD keypad and our Microbit built in tunes and allows you to play a different tune based on a key...