Leeds Libraries are offering the following coding activities and workshops for you to do at home!
Do Your:Bit February 2021
Join our Virtual Code Club and change your world with Code!
Each month we will work with you to set challenges and invite you to online support and sharing sessions.
From February until April we bring you challenges relating to Do Your:bit and this year’s UN Global Goals:
Goal 3 - Good Health and Well-being,
Goal 13 - Climate Action
Grab a ticket for our first challenge focusing on your health and wellbeing, and taking a look at how bats navigate their local area.
February 2nd- March 2nd
T-Rex-ercise Step Counter
In this project you can research your favourite wildlife and discover exciting new animals whilst learning about different habitats (Climate action #13). Take your Micro:bit out as part of your daily lockdown exercise and collect some ROARsome data with your T-Rex-ercise Step Counter
This project will use a BBC micro:bit, sensor:bit and sonar:bit, together with a light sensor, to make bat goggles that work in the dark or low-light – just like how nocturnal bats use sonar!
Tickets will be available soon for the following challenges:
Take care of your wellbeing with a couple of challenges relating to books!
March 2 – March 30
Retell J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic tale The Hobbit by coding a BBC micro:bit to become Bilbo Baggins as he embarks on an adventure, interacting with other BBC micro:bits via the radio function
Monitor how many pages you are reading.
Connect to nature in your local area through folk tales.
March 30 – April 27
Create an uncanny folk disguise using BBC micro:bits to animate a folkloric creature, and explore how this tradition strengthened our connection with nature and our local environment
You can reserve a BBC micro:bit to collect at one of our open Libraries for Free! Just search for ‘microbit’ within our catalogue. Leeds.gov.uk/libraries
For ages 7 – 11 years old.
You don’t need to be a coding expert to join in!
If you are self-isolating, why not have a go at some of these computing activities? If you want to share your work with us, please use the email address firstname.lastname@example.org.