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Robotics and IoT with micro:bit



The micro:bit is a programmable computer in credit card format, which is equipped with a 32-bit microcontroller, flash memory, some sensors and a USB interface. If you insert it into the simple but handy Maqueen chassis, it becomes a moving robot and offers an inexpensive alternative to the LEGO EV3 robot. In this tutorial we call it "mbRobot".

Using the standard Maqueen kit you easily demonstrate the most important programming concepts of robotics. For further applications in the field of Web programming and IoT, the mbRobot can be supplemented with a coprocessor (ESP 32).                   


The micro:bit is widely used in introductory programming courses, but also for interesting demonstrations in the field of physical computing.

Programming in Python using the TigerJython development environment is simple. However, we assume in this tutorial that the basic program structures, as they were introduced in other tutorials like Turtle Graphics are already known.