Pixel Art (Pixelate Yourself)

This video tutorial is part of our part of the Holiday Activity Fund project

In this tutorial, Paul will be using the micro:bit website (https://makecode.microbit.org/) to show you how to create our very own Tamagotchi or digital pet. We are using the power of block-based coding to create all the different needs of our digital pet.

These needs/actions can be anything you like, whether that be playing with them, feeding them, cleaning them etc. For all these actions we will learn the basics of animation, so we can animate the action and response of the pet to what is happening.


We have designed the videos to be suitable for beginners so no previous experience is necessary. The activities should be suitable for anyone aged 8+ to complete on their own. They also make great activities for the whole family to try together.


This tutorial will be uploaded to our YouTube and Facebook Accounts.


It will be FREE to view our videos. All we ask is for a Like on social media or to subscribe to our YouTube channel


Due to the sessions being of a digital nature you will need:

  • A device connected to the internet, to watch the tutorial.
  • Another smart device connected to an internet browser, to load the Micro:Bits website. 

August 21
14:00 — 15:00 (1h)