Bitsbox Coding Project Books

Unit 1: Coordinates & Basic Commands

40 pages | wire-o spiral bound | full color
10 Copies + 1 Educator's Guide
$149.95

Bitsbox Coding Project Books are perfect for classrooms, libraries, maker spaces, after-school programs, and other groups of students. Unit 1: Coordinates & Basic Commands is where all students should begin their journey into typed app coding with Bitsbox.


Order today! Units 1-3 ship immediately.

"I tried this out with 5 of my students after school on Monday. HUGE success! I will be trying out a 'Coding Club' next year and these are the perfect thing to get the kids interested. We are a 1:1 iPad school, so getting to use their apps on their iPad is great." Corrine Gilbertson, Minnesota

What's in the Coding Project Books?

Each book introduces a new fundamental computer science concept, with subsequent books spiraling back to previously-seen concepts and coding commands. Each set of books includes a unit-specific Educator's Guide with line-by-line code explanations, challenge solutions, and journaling suggestions for each app project.

Unit 1: Coordinates & Basic Commands is where all students should begin their journey into typed app coding with Bitsbox. The apps in Unit 1 illustrate the use of 2D coordinates in graphics programming, as well as Bitsbox's fill, stamp, and text commands.

This book includes 10 open-ended projects, divided into 3 project types:


How Do I? Apps

These examples answer common student questions about coding their own apps.

  • Simple Safari | 4 lines of code
    How do I place a stamp exactly where I want?
  • Pixel Pet Store | 3 lines of code
    How do I make a stamp exactly the size I want?

Project Apps

These examples provide the code needed to build each app, along with challenges that enhance their understanding of the material.

  • Getting Started Mini Apps | 3 + 2 + 2 lines of code
    These three super-short examples lay out the basics of using the fill, stamp, and text commands.
  • Doggleheads | 4 lines of code in 1 code section
    Combine different heads and bodies to create new dogglehead breeds!
  • Birthday Card | 6 lines of code in 1 code section
    Make your own birthday card app and send it to your friends!
  • It's Raining Cats and Dogs | 11 lines of code in 1 code section
    Feline adventurous? Don't step in a poodle.
  • Eat You Up! | 15 lines of code in 3 code sections
    Code a hilarious short story involving two former friends.
  • Run Dodo Run | 18 lines of code in 3 code sections
    Jump over evil windmills without going extinct!

Challenge Apps

No code provided! These examples challenge students to code an app based only on an image and a description of the final product.

  • Red Carpet | 6 lines of code (as assigned)
    Use code to put these movie stars where they belong!
  • Card Hero | 14 lines of code (as assigned)
    A giant virtual cake is almost as good as the real thing.


Order today! Units 1-3 ship immediately.

"My students are so engaged with Bitsbox. It is the perfect next step after 'blocky' style programming of Scratch and other similar apps. I have one set of your books and will be ordering more." Sharon Neff, South Carolina