If you have one of the many microcontrollers boards that MicroBlocks supports (such as the micro:bit, Calliope mini, AdaFruit Circuit Playground Express, Citilab ED1, M5 Stack/Stick/Atom, ESP32, or NodeMCU), getting started is easy:
Although slightly out of date, this video may also be helpful:
Activity cards present simple scripts to help users get started with an activity. They are designed to be printed two per page and folded in half to make a two-sided card. To make them last longer, the cards can be laminated or printed on card stock.
These cards help students get started with the micro:bit. They are ideal for younger students or anyone just getting started with the micro:bit. No additional components are needed except where noted.
These cards help students get started with AdaFruit Circuit Playground Express. They are ideal for younger students or anyone just getting started. No additional components are needed except where noted.
These activity cards start from the basics but move more quickly than the Easy Activity Cards. They are ideal for grades 6-12, college, and adults. No additional components are needed except where noted.
These Mozilla IoT cards show how to connect MicroBlocks projects to the internet using Mozilla's free, open-source WebThing Gateway software running on a Raspberry Pi. These cards are suitable for grades 6-12, college, and adults.
An extended activity is a series of experiments that explore a set of related ideas. Extended activity guides are written in the form of "teacher notes" but they can also be used as tutorials. They can be adapted for various grade levels.
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Have ideas for your own activity cards or activity guides? We encourage you to use the MicroBlocks formats! However, note that the bunny image, the name "MicroBlocks, and the phrase "Small, Fast, Human Friendly" are registered US trademarks and can't be used without written permission from our fiscal sponsor, the Software Freedom Conservancy. Those trademarks (including the bunny image) should not appear on your own cards.
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