Hopspots code:kit is an extension to BBC’s micro:bit. By using Hopspots together with the micro:bit it becomes possible to combine coding with movement.
The Code:kit allows you to connect 3 Hopspots-tiles wirelessly to the micro:bit. The tiles work as input or buttons when you jump, step, press, or sit on them. They can also be programmed to light up in 20 different colors and can be used as indicators in games that require more visual feedback than what the tiny display on the micro:bit provides.
Setup is simple. The micro:bit is inserted into the Code:kit Board and when you turn it on you can pair the tiles with micro:bit. Using simple code you can program your own game for the micro:bit and Hopspots-tiles all together. In that way anyone can combine active play with coding.
An example of a game that uses the Hopspots-tiles is Whack-a-mole where you have to step on one spot when it lights up.
You better be fast because every time you catch the light on the spot another one appears randomly. You determine how long you want the game to last.
And if you want you can keep score and have your records shown on the display of the micro:bit. Place the tiles far away from each other so that you really have to run! There are lots of variations to this game and you can change the parameters yourself in the code at microbit.org.