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Hands on Science and Data Logging with the micro:bit for Teachers

  • Bright Box Makerspace 18 Exchange Street Sheffield UK (map)

Want to use more tech in science but don't know where to start? This introduction to datalogging and using sensors with the easy-to-use micro:bit is for you!

About this Event
An evening of CPD with no technical knowledge needed. By the end of this session you will be able to use the microbit to take readings from the world around you, and be able to export that data easily. We will be making home made speed traps and reaction games, and testing some of the commercially available sensor add-ons, with an emphasis on take away activities for the classroom.
You will be able to take home your homemade sensors, and printed materials used in the workshop. Microbits, sensors, and other add-ons will be available to purchase but there is no obligation to do so.

When is the workshop?

Tuesday June 11th, 6.00pm-8.00pm

Who can attend?

No prior experience is necessary for the workshop, we want you to try something new!

This event is aimed at KS2 and KS3 teachers, teaching assistants, and homeschoolers, although if you are an interested adult who wants to tinker more with the micro:bit you are quite welcome!


What should I bring?

Just yourselves! There will be light refreshments provided but if you'd like to bring some snacks along too, feel free. Please bring your own laptop so you have a copy of all code and examples used in the workshop, you must have at least one working USB port. If you need to borrow one, please send an email to zoe@brightboxmakerspace.com prior to the event.

How can I contact the organiser?

If you have any questions or would like more information, email our team - tanya@pimoroni.com

Why do we charge?

The fee you pay for the workshop covers some of the cost for the materials, Brightbox staff, room hire, equipment hire and insurance. Part of your fee goes towards providing a workshop for a child living in a disadvantaged community.