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Coding With Robots Workshop

Based on the BBC micro:bit and Maqueen robot

This is a beginner workshop that is designed to teach children the basics of coding and programming of robots. It is based on the micro:bit programming device developed by the BBC. The students will be given an introduction to the popular Microsoft MakeCode and Python programming languages.


2 x half-day or full day,
max 40 students in a day,
contact us for bigger sessions.

Age Group

Primary, Secondary, Sixth Form,
KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5

Get Creative with the microbit

  • Code the LED display to show your name, smiley faces, flashlight sequences and more.
  • Code to use the accelerometer and thermometer sensors.
  • Code to build a compass

Code the Maqueen Robot

  • Code to move the robot in patterns.
  • Code an obstacle avoiding robot.

Coding Programmes

  • - Primary school children will learn to use Microsoft Makecode.
  • - Secondary School Children will learn to use MicroPython as well as Makecode.

Meet Out Robots



  • Bluetooth control
  • Obstacle avoidance
  • Text-Speech communication
  • Object detection and tracking
  • Travel on outdoor terrain

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