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Pirate Treasure Camp - micro:bit Coding (8+)

6th July - 1 Day School Holiday Program

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Class information

Three live segments with our teachers during the day at 9am, 11am, and 2pm (AEST) with self-guided lessons in-between.

In this program you will learn how to design Pirate Treasure Maps and use Coding to design and make your own Treasure Map finder. You will learn how to use your new coding skills to program a small computer, the BBC micro:bit.

Learning outcomes:

  • Learn about Visual Block Coding using MakeCode
  • Understand algorithms and how to use sensors
  • Apply your coding skills and use inputs and outputs to solve a problem
  • Identify the hardware components of the micro:bit.
  • Understand how to download and run code on your micro:bit


Your Educator


Damien Aldridge
Damien Aldridge
During his 10+ years experience as a teacher, Damien has developed a passion for STEM education and education reform. He is engaged as a speaker in Australia, Asia, and the USA, with a mission to inspire tomorrow’s innovators.

Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start?
The course commences on the 6th July 2020 and is a one day-program.
How long do I have access to the course?
After the program finishes, you have access to this course for 30 more days - across any and all devices you own.
What devices do I need to do this program?
You will need access to a computer or tablet to do this program.
What is the recommended age for this program?
The recommended age is 8+
Will a teacher help me complete this course?
Yes, our team of STEM Educators will guide you through the days activities and interact with you through live broadcasts.

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