The Putnam County Microcomputer Initiative (PCMI) was created to generate interest in physical computing in our area. The initiative was funded by the Putnam County Community Foundation on 6/7/19.
The idea is fairly simple: in the fall of 2019 we’re giving away a micro:bit to every 6th grader in Putnam County through the four Putnam County school systems and the Putnam County Public Library. You may also be interested in our CoderDojo and Pi Makers meetup.
Resources/links for this initiative may be helpful for anyone interested in more about the micro:bit device:
- You can read about the micro:bit features here.
- Our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the PCMI may help.
- The PCMI kit instructions, along with a kit parts list.
- MakeCode is the block based code editor from Microsoft that works with the micro:bit and some other devices. You can also link to it from the micro:bit website.
- There are other programming languages that can be used on the micro:bit, go to the micro:bit code page for descriptions/links.
- So many accessories for the micro:bit that it can be overwhelming! Here’s accessories list from the micro:bit Foundation, although finding a place on our side of the pond to buy some of them can be a challenge.
- Hardware geeks: here’s the reference material, including input/output pins and much more.
Last updated on 10/12/19.
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