[python-uk] Microbit motion sensors at PyCon UK Teachers' Day

Stestagg stestagg at gmail.com
Tue Jun 21 16:42:38 EDT 2016


I have a micro:bit and would love to help in any way possible.

Feel free to get in touch if you would like to discuss



On Mon, 20 Jun 2016 at 09:42, Leona So via python-uk <python-uk at python.org>

> Hi Stephen,
> I teach Maths at a FE college, have general interest in programming
> especially Python and would be more than happy to help. The only downside
> is I don't have access to a microbit, it's hard to get hold of one. I used
> it briefly during microbit training sessions with STEMNET, so I may be able
> to provide some ideas!
> Thanks.
> Regards,
> Leona
> On Tue, Jun 14, 2016 at 12:56 AM, Stephen Simmons <mail at stevesimmons.com>
> wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> Would anyone like to help me put together a microbit session for the
>> PyCon UK teachers' day using motion sensors? My plan is to use python on
>> the microbit to illustrate some motion-related maths/physics principles
>> from accelerometer/gyroscope data.
>> Ideally we would prepare some exercises with direct relevance to
>> classwork that teachers could take back to their students and use right
>> away.
>> So if you know microbits and are keen to help, get in touch!
>> If you are a teacher with ideas you'd to implement, or you know teachers
>> with ideas, then get in touch too.
>> The deadline for proposals is in 2 weeks...
>> Cheers
>> Stephen
>> P.S. I have also submitted a proposal on sensor fusion algorithms for the
>> main PyCon UK conference, using MetaWear PRO wearables. They can transmit
>> 9-axis accelerometer/gyroscope/magnetometer data over Bluetooth in real
>> time. The microbit, as I understand it (mine will arrive in 2 weeks...)
>> doesn't have enough memory to load Python and Bluetooth together. So we
>> will have to be more creative about logging/retrieving results. Plenty of
>> time to work through this in July/August. First step is the proposal....
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