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CoALA - Code a Little Animal

In this teaching unit your students plan, construct and program their own pet simulator, that is controlled by a single-board computer like Calliope mini or BBC micro:bit and uses external sensors to imitate the needs of a pet.

The teaching unit is taken from the brochure Coding in STEM Education from the topic ‘Microcontrolling the world’. The complete brochure can be ordered free of charge via mail ( or downloaded. The project was proudly supported by SAP.

Authors: Mirek Hančl (DE), Julia Winckler (DE)

All additional material for the brochure can be found here.

CoALA—Code a Little Animal (EN)
Coding in STEM Education
Flyer - European Code League (EN)

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