Scratch + micro:bit Kit

The PLIX Scratch + micro:bit Facilitation Kit uses storytelling, coding, and making to engage participants in physical tinkering while helping to bridge the gap between the physical and digital worlds!

Below you'll find the full list of materials for our PLIX Scratch + micro:bit Kit so you can make your own! All of our PLIX facilitation kits include supplies to get started, example project ideas, and facilitation tips for librarians.

Scratch + micro:bit Kit supplies

The materials included in our Scratch + micro:bit Kit.

Materials List for the Scratch + micro:bit Kit:

Scratch is now available for ChromeOS and Android! You will be able to use Scratch + micro:bit with Chromebooks. Learn more here - scratch.mit.edu/microbit

As of 4/29/19, this kit cost us about $33–$41, depending on if you buy the Scratch Coding Cards or if you just print your own. If you do print your own, we recommend printing two cards per page horizontally (landscape). See below for sample print settings.

Print Settings for Scratch Cards

The print settings we recommend for printing your own Scratch cards.

Add-ons & other nice materials to have on hand:

  • Laptops with Bluetooth
  • Scissors
  • Rubber bands
  • Colorful tape
  • Pipe cleaners
  • A collection of dollar store objects (or anything you have lying around!)

*A note about zines: Our PLIX zines are designed to be supplementary resources for patrons and librarians to refer to during workshops. They're a quick and easy way for people to learn some fundamentals. You can print them on US Letter paper, and they're easy to assemble. Here’s a resource that shows you step-by-step how to cut and fold them into little booklets!

We think it’s important to share what we’re making so anyone can get started with creative learning. All the guides and zines are openly licensed (CC-BY-SA 4.0) and free to download. You can also read more about how we think about designing these kits.

Example Projects

Scratch + micro:bit Kit in action

Poking the succulent makes the on-screen bug move!

Scratch + micro:bit Kit in action

Making a virtual mess ;)

Scratch + micro:bit Kit in action

Sample materials you can pick up at a dollar store to use with this kit.

Are you using or remixing this kit in your library? We'd love to hear from you! Drop us a note, or tag us @heyplix on Twitter and Instagram.