Thursday, 22 March 2018

Basic Kit for the micro:bit in Wonderland Book - Get Started


We've partnered with Cool Components to put together a Basic Kit of components needed to make the projects in our book micro:bit in Wonderland.

The Basic Kit makes it easy to buy all the electronics and bits and pieces at once. If you don't already have a micro:bit you need to buy it separately, which is available in a variety of different kits or you could lend a micro:bit from a library (UK).

The Basic Kit for micro:bit in Wonderland is available online from Cool Components.


Components in the kit

** Note: The Basic Kit does NOT include a micro:bit. (Learn more about micro:bit kits here.)

The components in the kit allow you to make the papercraft versions of all the projects and include; 6 crocodile clip leads, 3 sewable LEDs, 1 blue LED, 1 buzzer, 2 jumper leads, bare crocodile clips, mini paper fasteners, looms bands and conductive tape.

There's also a custom Ace of Heart playing card which you can use for the Downside Up Bonus project (download 3 additional bonus projects for free).


Components for the projects

We wanted the kit to be affordable and help you get started easily with the projects in micro:bit in Wonderland.

In the book, we often show you more than one way to make a project, and the components of some of the more involved options, like cross-stitching with conductive thread, are not included in this Basic Kit.

You will need to download the templates and collect some basic materials from home, such as play dough and kitchen foil. You will also need a pack of playing cards.

Below we've matched the components in the Basic Kit with the projects. We also tell you which template and additional materials you will need.
  1. Late!

    Basic Kit: Loom bands
    Download Template: Pocket Watch - print on card
  2. Drink Me, Eat Me

    Basic Kit: Crocodile clip leads
    Download Template: Drink Me, Eat Me labels - print on card
    Additional materials: play dough, kitchen foil (optional a foil cupcake case)
  3. The Caucus Race

    Basic Kit: Loom bands
    Download Template: Wearable - print on card
  4. Light up Caterpillar

    Basic Kit: Blue LED, crocodile clip leads
    Download Template: Caterpillar - print on paper
    Additional materials: play dough, non-conductive construction toy/plastic
  5. The Cook and the Pepper Box

    Basic Kit: Nothing
    Download Template: Origami box - print on paper/use Origami paper
    Additional materials: Origami paper, magnet
  6. The Cheshire Cat

    There's not a craft element with this project.
  7. Twinkle Twinkle Little Bat

    Basic Kit: Loom bands, buzzer, jumper leads with bare crocodile clips cramped on the end or crocodile clip leads
    Download Template: Top Hat - print on card
  8. Painting the Roses

    Basic Kit: Loom bands
    Download Template: Playing card character - print on paper and trace onto black card
    Additional materials: Playing cards
  9. Pushing the Queen's Buttons

    Basic Kit: Conductive tape, mini paper fasteners, sewable LEDs, bare crocodile clips, loom bands
    Download Template: Tabard - print on paper and trace onto colour card of your choice
    Additional materials: Playing cards
  10. The Croquet Match

    Basic Kit: Loom bands Download
    Template: Flamingo mallet and playing card hoops - print on card
    Additional materials: Playing cards, wooden craft sticks, marbles
  11. The Lobster Quadrille

    There's not a craft element with this project.
  12. The Trial - Scroll

    Basic Kit: Conductive tape, bare crocodile clips, loom bands
    Download Template: Scroll - print on paper
  13. The Trial - Trumpet

    Basic Kit: Loom bands, buzzer, jumper leads with bare crocodile clips cramped on the end or crocodile clip leads
    Download Template: Trumpet Bell - print on yellow card/print on paper and trace onto gold card
    Additional materials: Unsharpened pencil


BUY ONLINE: Basic Kit for micro:bit in Wonderland





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