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Components Section

The microbit playground website is built from these repositories on github:

You can add a page to the website by adding to the repository.

This repository is checked out at build time. There is a draft branch and a publish branch. All changes should be made to the draft branch.


See the page on the website. Submissions are welcome.

Submit an issue if you have an idea for an article.

A Contribution Should...

  • Not contain fixes or additions to existing articles; please use 'Issues'.
  • Be a pull request to the draft branch.
  • Have a 720x420px .png teaser image in /teaser/.
  • all filename prefixed by the name of the name of the main of the .md file.
  • Update the Image Licensing section of this README.
  • Licensed images used are mentioned in the YAML frontmatter of the .md file in the acknowledgements field if required.
  • Nothing too spammy or marketty or Google juicy.


  • For public attribution on the website, add your name and details to the author repository.

A Brief Note

Github is very rude! I do not mean the people but Picture the scene: you spend an age writing an article and are filled with pride and goodness about helping kids & adults learn. When I review and start to edit it, rejected or changes requested appears!

Perhaps this works fine in some areas but I know there is an emotional attachment when writing learning resources.

So please, do please translate these message from robot into Human.

Files in Repository

The website's pages are generated from .md files in the main directory. The name of each .md file has a corresponding image in /teaser/ of the same name.

  • /images/ -- Images used in the article.
  • /teaser/ -- Directory for teaser images & video.
  • /teaser/tiny & /teaser/card -- Generated images sizes.
  • / -- Examples for fomatting.



Each submission is covered by the CC-BY-NC 3.0 licence. You retain copyright but allows the website to use it (but not make money).


Image Name Author Licence
sonar-sensor Sparkfun CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0
sonar-diagram Georg Wiora CC-BY-SA 2.5
HT16K33 all Adafruit CC-BY-SA 2.5
7seg-spi Jez CC0
soil-moisture SparkFun CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0
soil-dupont Adafruit CC-BY-SA 2.5
servo Upgrade Ind. [^1]
PWM servo diag Upgrade Ind. [^1]
reed SparkFun CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0
potentiometer SparkFun CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0
pot-diag Jez CC0
neop-teaser Adafruit CC-BY-SA 2.5
neop-video Adafruit CC-BY-SA 2.5
neop-connected Jez CC0
neop-diag Jez CC0
button all SparkFun CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0
button-diag Jez CC0
pir-sensor PD Public Domain
  • All Fritzing diagrams CC0 by Jez.
  • All PXT screenshots CC0 by Jez.
  • [^1]: Upgrade industries Licence:
Photographs may be used when UPGRADE INDUSTRIES is credited and linked within visible range of the image on screen so as to be obvious of the source.