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Hi everyone and Happy New Year!

After taking a week off during the holidays we are back with renewed energy, exciting news, projects, videos and more!

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News

bat:bit battery case for micro:bit
An acrylic case that wraps around the micro:bit leaving the edge connector exposed but giving you cable-free access to 2 AAA batteries.

microbit MAX7219 7-segment driver
A MicroPython module for using a 7-segment display driven by a MAX7219 chip.
 

Articles

Modelling micro:bit data with the Bitty Data Logger App
Shows how accelerometer data captured from a micro:bit can be merged with position data captured from a video clip of an experiment in the spreadsheet view of the free GeoGebra software

Getting Started with the micro:bit IO Pin Service
The process the Bluezero author went through to understand the IO Pin Service from the micro:bit BLE Profile when implementing the library.

Microbit Neopixel Christmas Tree
OK, so you’ve got your micro:bit RGB Christmas tree from kickstarter. It's all soldered up ready to go as per his instructions but you’re not quite sure how to proceed...
 

Projects

Micro:bit and Glowbug
Getting one GlowBug to flash Red, Green and Blue and cycling around with a micro:bit.

Micro:bit automatic watering system demo
A simple automatic watering system using the micro:bit, Proto-Pic moisture sensor and water pump, a 2n7000, and a Rose plant.

Neuron Controlled Edge follower updated
An update to a previous blog post about experimentation with an artificial neuron controlling the Bit:Bot (also linked in previous newsletter).
 

Updates

BlueZ patch for the micro:bit
Patch to BlueZ (Bluetooth stack for Linux) to include the UUID of GATT attributes used in BBC micro:bit services.

microbit-servo-class (MicroPython)
Python module updated to be easily included in the file system and importable in your scripts.
 

Others

Hockerill DT Dept Student Projects
Pictures of students projects designed as a handheld device to match their developed program theme.

Video Series from The Maker Movies
A list of short, introductory videos for anyone wanting to get started with the micro:bit.

Building a Microbit Robot with the Kitronic v2 Motor Board
Video from Orion Robots building a robot based on the Kitronic v2 motor driver board, writing some Python code and discussing the board.
 

Upcoming Events

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January 12th, micro:bit show & tell - Cambridge, England
January 17th, Bloodhound Rocket car and Microbit Training - London, England
January 23th-24th, IoT Tech Expo - zbit-connect stand for the... - London, England
January 31st, Introduction to Wearable Technology Using ... - Cwmbran, Wales
April 4th, The Micro:bit Story: The Highs and Lows of... - Lancaster, England
 

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