Tech Workshops at HIVE – Micro:Bit for Beginners

This workshop is an introduction to the micro:bit computer. You will learn about the features of the device, including screen, buttons, downloading commands and sensing light!

In this workshop, the participants will be learning to:

  • Make an automatic night light. Turning on LEDs when it gets dark.
  • Step counter. Using the Micro:Bit movement sensor to count steps and display the total steps.
  • Let’s communicate! The Micro:Bit has the ability to send text messages to other Micro:Bits. No Internet or Phone required!

If you have used the micro:bit device for projects at home or school, you may wish to skip this workshop and signup for the intermediate workshop in the afternoon.

Laptop and micro:bit are provided. No need to bring anything along!

This workshop will cover course material from Bitlink. Bitlink is a technology education company based in Launceston, Tasmania. A very special thanks to Bitlink for making this workshop possible!

Suitable for ages 9 to 99! This is a family friendly workshop, where you can learn to use the STEM computer kits with your child. Join and encourage your child, or have your child encourage you! Participants will be paired, sharing a Laptop and micro:bit computer.


This workshop is presented by David Robinson. David has worked as an engineer in IT (Information Technology) roles for companies, large and small, including government departments.


This hands on workshop is also suitable for interested children attending without adults and does not assume any prior knowledge. However due to the nature of practical science an ability to follow the presenter’s instructions is required. If your child is disruptive, you will be asked to come and collect them for everybody’s safety.

Children will need to be at Hive by the designated start time. Adults are welcome to stay with their children or to leave them, but we ask that they are picked up promptly at the end of the workshop.

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