Countdown to Christmas
1 x BBC micro:bit
1 x Power source, either USB or battery
(Optional to make bauble version)
1 x Clear plastic photo bauble ornament. (7cm / 2-3/4″ wide)
(Bought mine from “The Works” in the UK for £1. Probably find though, in most pound shops or dollar stores)
1 x Kitronik MI:power
Now it time to upload the code to your micro:bit.
Tip: If your placing your micro:bit inside a bauble place some crumpled up tissue paper behind it. This will stop it from moving out of place when you shake it.
Just shake to countdown.
Written in MicroPython.
# Countdown to Christmas by @KariLawler (Twitter), 04/Dec/17, v1.0 from microbit import * days = 25 while True: if accelerometer.was_gesture('shake'): days -= 1 if days == 0: days = 24 display.scroll(str(days), wait=False, loop=True)