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Live Lessons: Data Music with BBC micro:bits

April 26, 2016

Here’s a thing that I did using the BBC’s micro:bits to make a music band, then slightly surreally being interviewed by people from TV shows I don’t watch about it. Part of the BBC’s Live Lessons education series promoting computing education in schools.

The micro:bits use the accelerometers to change a 4-note melody, changing one note for each direction you can tilt it. The buttons change the octave and tempo and if you turn it upside down it goes silent. Tried to get a bit of network interaction on the go – if you shake it it plays a different melody on your micro:bit and forces a 4-bar rest on the next micro:bit in the chain.

Programmed in MicroPython.

Check out the video here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03pdg3s

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