Making connections (Part 1)

In this lesson, we will experiment with examples of using the micro:bit's General-Purpose Input Output (GPIO) pins to connect it to external hardware components, such as LEDs and speakers.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What kind of loop was used to iterate through images in the list data structure?

1/6

Q2.Select the line of code that successfully turns off all the LEDs.

Select one (1) boxes

2/6

Q3.In the following line of code, display.set_pixel(x,y,value), what is 'x' referring to?

3/6

Q4.In the following line of code, display.set_pixel(x,y,value), what is 'y' referring to?

4/6

Q5.In the following line of code, display.set_pixel(x,y,value), what is 'value' referring to?

5/6

Q6.If we nest our code in a while True: loop, will it:

6/6

Unit quizzes are being retired in August 2023

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What kind of loop was used to iterate through images in the list data structure?

1/6

Q2.Select the line of code that successfully turns off all the LEDs.

Select one (1) boxes

2/6

Q3.In the following line of code, display.set_pixel(x,y,value), what is 'x' referring to?

3/6

Q4.In the following line of code, display.set_pixel(x,y,value), what is 'y' referring to?

4/6

Q5.In the following line of code, display.set_pixel(x,y,value), what is 'value' referring to?

5/6

Q6.If we nest our code in a while True: loop, will it:

6/6

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Quiz:

Making Connections Part 1

This will assess your learning from this lesson

Q1.What type of circuit do we need to light up an LED?

1/5

Q2.What does GPIO stand for?

2/5

Q3.How many GPIO pins are on the micro:bit?

3/5

Q4.Which connection on the micro:bit is missing in this sequence: 0 1 2 ? GND

4/5

Q5.Which leg of an LED is positive (anode)?

5/5

Unit quizzes are being retired in August 2023

Why we're removing unit quizzes from the website >
Quiz:

Making Connections Part 1

This will assess your learning from this lesson

Q1.What type of circuit do we need to light up an LED?

1/5

Q2.What does GPIO stand for?

2/5

Q3.How many GPIO pins are on the micro:bit?

3/5

Q4.Which connection on the micro:bit is missing in this sequence: 0 1 2 ? GND

4/5

Q5.Which leg of an LED is positive (anode)?

5/5

Lesson summary: Making connections (Part 1)

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