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All About STEM: Micro:bit Countdown to Christmas!
November 23rd 2020

All About STEM: Micro:bit Countdown to Christmas!

Feeling festive? Have a go at our quick and easy micro:bit activity and code your own countdown to Christmas! You don’t need a micro:bit, you can find one here – just click ‘New Project’.

Follow our step-by-step video and when you’ve completed Challenge 1, you can find two more below to try yourself.

Run your code from the 1st of December and don’t forget to tag us in your challenge photos or videos on Twitter at @AllAboutSTEM & @MCSTEMHub… happy coding!

(We’ve added helpful pauses to the clip but just stop-as-you-go if you need to.)

Challenge 1: Code the Countdown to Christmas
Challenge 2: Change the code so the countdown displays with a ‘shake’
Challenge 3: Can you code an LED Christmas tree?

If you need help with the challenges, makecode from micro:bit has fantastic tutorials.

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