This post was originally featured on Prewired's blog, but it's too good not to share again. Thanks to Holly for writing it, and if you're under 19 and want to learn more digital skills get in touch via Prewired.org!
On the 21st of March I went to the Eagle Lab to program a micro:bit. It was run by two helpers who work at Barclays called Trish and James. 4 other kids from Prewired were there. We programmed a micro:bit to say what we want, I made mine say *3* KISSY FACE!!! We did it in Python (a programming language). We used if and while commands and made a game where you have to click the button the arrow points to on the micro:bit, it’s really hard!
We laser cut a case with our names on it and then we built the case. We got to keep the micro:bit and the case, the laser cutter was really smelly but fun to watch. I took it into school and everyone was impressed. I dropped it and the case fell apart but you can easily fix it and if you lose or break pieces you can laser cut more bits.
It was really fun and if I get the opportunity I will definitely do it again and I would recommend it to anyone else who wants to try it.