micro:bit computer - Learn about Cobots & coding - 8+ Student Class

Learn about near-future collaborative robots, and learn skills in coding the BBC micro:bit that set you up for success. For grade 3 and up (age 8+)

Class information

In this online class you will learn about near-future collaborative robots (Cobots) and how to create Code for the BBC micro:bit (a small micro-controller) as a way for students to get the skills needed for success. We will also examine the Design Thinking model. No prior skills needed, if you are new to Coding or have recently started with Coding then this class is for you.

Age suitability

This class is suitable for students in Grade 3+ (Age 8 and up).

Notes to teachers, parents and supervisors:

This class has multiple lessons or sections. Students are given self-paced challenges and tasks to do in-between the Teacher presentations. Students can add comments to ask questions and seek help.

For LIVE classes: Adult organisers or sign up emails will have information on start and end times. Recordings of teaching presentations and lessons can be accessed on-demand for 7 days after the class finishes.

For SELF-PACED classes: Pre-recorded teaching presentations and lessons can be accessed on-demand while you have an active account.

Computer / Tablet requirements:

For this class you will require a Laptop or Desktop PC, Mac or some Chromebooks. You will need access to the Google Chrome Browser. Some tablets such as iPad may work well also.

Learning outcomes:

  • Learn about what digital and robotics technology we might see in the future and what is here today
  • Understand Design Thinking for problem solving
  • Learn basics of Micro:bit platform and visual block coding
  • Understand how to extend coding skills to make Micro:bit come alive

Coding example:

Your Educator

Jonathan Nalder
Jonathan Nalder

STEM Punks Chief Futures Officer . Mars Society Ambassador . Global Teacher Award shortlist
Over 22 years in Education, Jonathan has seen how Learning, digital tools, and futures thinking transform lives - and just as the fully digital and automated era begins, he has dedicated himself to helping students and Schools transition successfully to this new era in big picture and practical ways. Jonathan loves Star Wars, learning about space, 3D design and everything about STEM.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I have access to the course?
You have unlimited access to this class for 30 days - across any and all devices you own. - Teachers: Contact STEM Punks about 1 year terms (School students check with your teacher if you need longer)
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 7 days and we will give you a full refund.
What if I miss or can't attend a class?
No worries, all classes have recordings and you have access to them 30 days after the class starts to view in your own time.

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