Your Turn: String to Int, Math and Back

You may have already seen how to get a string and convert it to int in the Computer–micro:bit Talk tutorial.  Here, the int result after calculations is also converted back to a string.

Example script: convert_your_turn

  • Enter this script and save it as convert_your_turn.  
  • Flash the script into the micro:bit.
# convert_your_turn

from microbit import *


s = "1234"
print("Before int conversion:")
print("s =", s)

n = int(s)   # convert to int

n2 = n + n   # add

s2 = str(n2) # convert back

print("After convert, add ints, convert back:")
print("s2 =", s2)
  • Open the terminal.
  • Verify that the resulting s2 string contains the characters "2468"  that represent the result of adding two 1234 int values together.