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Is there a micro:bot library for micropython?
I don’t think so, that might be a fun project, though. ;) I’m sure there’s plenty of potential cross pollination with Adafruit projects and CircuitPython, and I assume projects coming from Great Britain and the BBC. I, for one, am going to look around, or, if short on time, buy a RedBot board, which is, after all, what I would expect SparkFun to concentrate their efforts on. They are not really a software company, after all, and it would be a bit counterproductive to work on micro:bit while they are distributing RedBot kits.
makecode library search yields no motor-bit
I bought four of these for a kid’s robotics class; I’ve put one together to get started, and am unable to get the motors running.
The stop/run motors switch is functional (continuity check), the batteries are fresh, the micro:bit works. Even when I put a motors on/run for a bit, motors off in a start block, no joy. It’s not clear to me how to debug this (new to micro:bit, not new to embedded systems and robotics).
If you are using the example in Experiment 1 of this kit, the motors should run after pressing the button A on the micro:bit due to the condition statement. If you have not already, try checking in with our technical assistance team.
any examples with the i2c port?
One more thing. It would help if the comments only appeared on the experiment page they are referring to.
Wait, what? First the experiment is supposed to be about using the accelerometer to detect a bump, then it’s about speeding up when going up a hill, then it turns out the actual code just detects a tap on the robot to start it moving. I think this experiment needs a rewrite.
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