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:KLEF Piano For BBC microbit Free Case Resources

The :KLEF Piano for the BBC microbit features all you need to both unlock your inner Bach and to provide you with some fun coding challenges. The first step in fully realising your micro:symphony is an inspiring instrument to play it on!

:KLEF Piano For BBC microbit Free Case Resources main

With that in mind, we've developed a fun case design and produced an assembly guide to help you put it together. We've also built three separate versions, each from a different material, because we like options! We have; Cardboard, Perspex, and Wood versions.

 

 

:KLEF Piano For BBC microbit Cardboard Case Resources:

:KLEF Piano For BBC microbit Free Case Resources cardboard main

For Cardboard We used:

You will also need:

Download the appropriate file and cut it out using a lasercutter.

Assemble the panels together in two sections as shown below. Use PVA glue to bond panels together and leave to dry.

 

Section 1:

There should be six legs cut out in total. Bond the legs together such that you have three double width legs.

:KLEF Piano For BBC microbit Free Case Resources legs

 

Take the underside panel and glue the bendy section to it as shown below. Apply PVA to inside of the piano case and leave to dry (this will help the cardboard maintain its shape).

If you want to hide the kerf bend lines and joints, you can glue a second outer panel on to the curved section.

:KLEF Piano For BBC microbit Free Case Resources kerf

 

Attach the feet and place assembly to one side.

:KLEF Piano For BBC microbit Free Case Resources underside

 

Section 2:

Take the engraved panel and push it into the slots on the front panel. Glue this together and add the music stand.

:KLEF Piano For BBC microbit Free Case Resources body

 

Take the section you just built, the lid and arm. Glue them together such that the arm holds the lid open as shown below.

:KLEF Piano For BBC microbit Free Case Resources lid

Place your KLEF Piano board into the shell and slot Section 2 onto the top of your piano.

  • Create your own code or download ours here and transfer it to your micro:bit.
  • Dock your programmed microbit into the top of the piano and then all you have to do is learn to play the piano!
  • Plug in the micro-usb cable & play away!

 

 

:KLEF Piano For BBC microbit Perspex Case Resources:

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We used:

You will also need:

 

Download the appropriate file and cut it out on your laser cutter.

Using a heatgun, slowly warm up the kerf cut perspex to help bend the side panel round the base.

:KLEF Piano For BBC microbit Perspex Case Resources: heat gun

Assemble the panels together in three sections as shown below, bonding panels together using polycement.

 

Section 1:

Attach the bendy panel to the base, and add the legs.

:KLEF Piano For BBC microbit Perspex Case Resources: underside

 

Section 2:

Take the engraved panel, and slot it into the front panel. Assemble the music stand and attach it to the assembly.

:KLEF Piano For BBC microbit Perspex Case Resources: music stand

 

Take the panels below and slot an M3 x 12mm screw through, then secure it with a nut on the other side. Slot it through the gap shown.

:KLEF Piano For BBC microbit Perspex Case Resources: slot

 

:KLEF Piano For BBC microbit Perspex Case Resources: graphic

 

 

Section 3:

Bond the two panels onto the underside of the top lid such that they line up with the two holes on the top of section two.

:KLEF Piano For BBC microbit Perspex Case Resources: lid

Insert the KLEF Piano board into section 1, followed by section 2 and 3.

:KLEF Piano For BBC microbit Perspex Case Resources:

Now create your own code or download ours here and transfer it to your micro:bit.

:KLEF Piano For BBC microbit Perspex Case Resources: front

Dock your programmed microbit into the top of the piano and then all you have to do is learn to play!

 

:KLEF Piano For BBC microbit Wooden Case Resources:

:KLEF Piano For BBC microbit wood Case Resources:

Finally, for a more vintage look, try cutting it out of wood, we cut out veneer and glued it to the outer panels of the piano to hide the joints and kerf cuts.

Now, just drop our piano code onto your micro:bit and you are good to go. Alternatively, you can head over to the MakeCode Editor with our code and tweak it to taste!

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