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micro:bit in Wonderland - Coding & Craft with the BBC micro:bit

by Tech Age Kids

“Why,” said the Dodo, “the best way to explain it is to do it.” Come down the rabbit hole and modernise the White Rabbit’s pocket watch, program the Lobster Quadrille dance, create an anger monitor for the Queen of Hearts and lots more!

micro:bit in Wonderland is a project book for the BBC micro:bit inspired by the classic story of a little girl named Alice. Her journey in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, provide a perfect backdrop to learn coding and craft skills through project-based learning.

Create 12 interactive projects, inspired by Lewis Carroll’s classic story Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and learn how to program the BBC micro:bit mini computer using block-based coding. Gradually build modern skills as you learn about wearables, electronic games, e-textiles, electronics circuits, digital music, animation and much more.

The projects are suitable for beginners aged 9 and over (including teens and adults). Younger children will require adult assistance, whereas older learners can work more independently using the easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions with colour illustrations and photographs. Additional instructions, templates and bonus content are available to make things easy for parents and teachers.

The hands-on projects use simple, inexpensive electronics and everyday household and craft materials. The book provides a playful introduction for families new to coding, electronics and the BBC micro:bit. As you make each project you will develop important creative and computational thinking skills to enable you to imagine, design and create your own projects.

About the Authors

Tracy Gardner has a PhD in Computer Science and Elbrie de Kock has an Interior Design degree. They both love making with craft and tech and are advocates for the STEAM and Maker movements which aim to develop skills relevant to modern children. They hope micro:bit in Wonderland offers a springboard to develop modern skills, understand the digital world around you and explore technology and electronics in a creative way.

About Tech Age Kids

Tech Age Kids writes content for parents and educators to help them guide kids towards constructive and creative uses of technology. They believe that modern kids should develop skills in coding, electronics and design so that they can understand the present and make the future. They're advocates of the STEAM, Maker and Digital Making movements.

On the Tech Age Kids website you’ll find approachable project ideasnews and reviews of the latest educational and creative kid tech products and advice on digital parenting issues.