Paulie - who was in control and manipulated everyone basically the entirety of the season - gets targeted ONCE and all of a sudden he’s frantic, hasn’t showered, feeling ostracized to the point that he’ll “go insane” and self-evict if there was no Buy Back and he had to stay in jury where you get to PAID to chill, order food, and watch Netflix until finale night.
To test out whether the simplicity is carried throughout, I went straight in for the Code Kingdom tutorial and I honestly needed an adult after about three seconds.
After eventually working out what was going on and finishing up the first task, I concluded that it was best not to run before I could walk.
Instead, I picked up a ‘beginner’s project’ from the Coding Tutorials handbook – creating a burglar alarm for my microbit using Microsoft Block Editor, the internal accelerometer, some crocodile clips for my circuit, and of course, the vital buzzer.
It also has two buttons on either side of the LED grid, three external sensors that can be input or output, digital or analogue, plus a 3V and a GND output, all of which you can program using the editor programs on the ‘create code’ section of the BBC’s Microbit website.
Today, that’s a choice of four simplified programming languages, most of which use blocks to introduce you to the systematic nature of coding.
No doubt teachers will spend some time introducing kids to the different components that make up a microbit, including how the device communicates with your code.If the Quick Start Guide for Teachers hadn’t come in my box, I might be a bit lost.It certainly looks pretty cool and is really stripped back compared to its older cousin, luring me into feeling it’ll be even easier than Pi to use.Below, you can see the brains of the operation, including a micro-USB that you connect straight up to your computer to get going, and which many kids will be familiar with as it comes as standard for many smart devices.It also has a compass, accelerometer and bluetooth antenna – making it great for Io T projects – as well as a battery pack with a connector so you can take it out and about once you’ve flashed your code to the computer.There’s even a secret Snake game you can activate once you know how.