Mission Zero was a great success with four teams taking part.
Annie and Erin – Galaxy Girls
Alfie and Jake – Star Marshalls
Chloe and Rowan – Jelly Unicorn
Edward and Jack – Jupiter
All sent their code in to the ISS (International Space Station) via the
Trinket Mission Zero website and await news of it being run in December or January.
What did they learn?
- a little about how primary colours are coded in Python,
- that rounding values which have 10 decimal places to 1 decimal place speeds up the scrolling display so that their code would run in under 30 secs on the Sense HAT,
- that syntax, that is, commas, full stops, hyphens, underscores and brackets have to be absolutely correct,
- some basic Python Sense HAT commands, such as ‘display message’ and ‘display temperature in figures’.
We had great fun doing the activity with the help of Mrs, Ferencz-Clark, their teacher, and look forward to tackling more challenging Astro Pi missions next year!