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Beginning BBC micro:bit

A Practical Introduction to micro:bit Development

Authors: Seneviratne, Pradeeka

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  • A comprehensive user-guide reviewed by the micro:bit development team
  • Learn how to build your own micro:bit applications
  • Great for both beginners and those looking to expand their hardware library
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About this book

Learn essential concepts and techniques to build simple-to-advanced projects and overcome common programming challenges in micro:bit development. 
Beginning BBC micro:bit will take you through the complete features and capabilities of the micro:bit controller, enabling you to program and build your own projects. The uses are endless for the micro:bit and this books will help get you started on building your next project with this popular and easy-to-use microcontroller. 
You'll use online Python Editor and Mu Editor to build your own applications. Reviewed by the micro:bit developer team, this comprehensive guide also provides clean code examples to help you learn the key concepts behind the micro:bit API. 

What You’ll Learn

  • Work with the various kits and accessories
  • Master the micro:bit development platform with easy to follow examples and clean code
  • Build your own micro:bit applications using an online Python editor and Mu editor
  • Use the on-board LED matrix, built-in buttons, I/O pins, accelerometer, and compass
  • Learn how to connect and communicate with devices through I2C, SPI, and UART
  • Build applications with music and speech libraries
  • Use Local Persistent File System to store and manipulate files
  • Build applications based on wired and radio networks
  • Use micro:bit and micro:bit Blue apps

Who This Book Is For
Beginners, those already experienced with electronics, and hobbyists at all levels looking to get started with a new microcontroller.

About the authors

Pradeeka Seneviratne is a software engineer with over 10 years of experience in computer programming and systems design. He is an expert in the development of Arduino and Raspberry Pi-based embedded systems and is currently a full-time embedded software engineer working with embedded systems and highly scalable technologies. Previously, Pradeeka worked as a software engineer for several IT infrastructure and technology servicing companies.
He collaborated with the Outernet (free data from space, forever) project as a volunteer hardware and software tester for Lighthouse, and Raspberry Pi-based DIY Outernet receivers based on Ku band satellite frequencies. Pradeeka is the author Building Arduino PLCsInternet of Things with Arduino BlueprintsIoT: Building Arduino-based Projects, and Raspberry Pi 3 Projects for Java Programmers.

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eBook £13.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3360-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover £17.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3359-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Beginning BBC micro:bit
Book Subtitle
A Practical Introduction to micro:bit Development
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Pradeeka Seneviratne
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-3360-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-3360-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-3359-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 256
Number of Illustrations
17 b/w illustrations, 128 illustrations in colour
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