Quickstart Guide

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Activity Cards

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.

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Easy Activity Cards: micro:bit

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.

Easy Activity Cards: Circuit Playground Express

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.

More Activity Cards: micro:bit

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.

WebThings IoT Activity Cards

These WebThings IoT cards show how to connect MicroBlocks projects to the internet using the free, open-source WebThings Gateway software running on a Raspberry Pi. These cards are suitable for grades 6-12, college, and adults.

Extended Activities

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.

Translating or Remixing Activity Cards and Guides

Want to translate or remix these materials? They are all available in Google Slides/Docs format under the Creative Commons CC BY-SA 4.0 license here. If you translate any materials, please send us a link to your translations so we can share it with others.

Creating Your Own

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.

If you'd like to share your materials with the MicroBlocks community, please get in touch.

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