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22 May 2022

Using the micro:bit's Radio functionality for Datalogging

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Stuart Ball | Chief Content Editor - Computing at School

So far in this series of blogs posts about using the micro:bit to datalog, we have used a single micro:bit to log, display and record data. The last post looked  at how the micro:bit V2 can be used to log data remotely. The same can be achieved with …


Pete Dring
23/06/2022 11:58

Thanks Stuart - I’ve never tried this using makecode but I was doing it the other day with python with Y10s using Mu which has a really handy live data plotter. It’s a great way to engage with and visualise real life sensor data and practice reading that data in from a file.
Thanks for sharing.

Stuart Ball
23/06/2022 16:37

@pdring have a look at the new Python Editor for micro:bit -Python Editor for micro:bit might be a nice transition tool for students from makecode to python to IDE ? Also have a look at this , made by fellow micro:bit champion @aorczyk - My micro:bit just shows what is possible … enjoy

Pete Dring
23/06/2022 17:57

Thanks Stuart. I do like the new python editor for the micro:bit. I just wish it had a simulator as I think this is really important for making tinkering and debugging easier for students and helping teachers share limited physical resources (or allow students to experiment at home).

Here’s an animation that one of my bottom set Y9s made this week: Create with code - we haven’t got on to radio functionality yet but we’ve enjoyed looking at iteration and the data representation of images within an animation. You can press run (or Ctrl + Enter) to simulate the code even if you haven’t got a micro:bit plugged in.

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