Start your digital learning with the micro:bit and create a fun and interactive name badge.
Roll a Dice
Take another step along your digital education journey and explore more that the micro:bit has to offer. Build a dice with micro:bit and take advantage of the on-board functionality of the micro:bit.
Explore real world applications with the micro:bit and your code. Create a responsive night light and build your coding knowledge by using IF statements.
Turn the micro:bit into a wearable and track your movements throughout the day. Build the wearable and program the micro:bit to behave as a pedometer using some of the on-board sensors.
Set 1: How to Program External Components and Sensors
Set 2: Combining External Components and Sensors
Design a game that tests hand-to-eye coordination and balance using both on-board and external sensors and components. Students will learn how basics of using a sensor input to control an output with the use of variables and if statements.
Soil Moisture Gauge (Coming Soon)
Use the moisture sensor and servo to create a soil moisture level gauge. Along with crafting skills a visual display of a plants soil moisture level can be created. In this lesson students will gain an understanding of how sensor inputs can be used to control motors and a controlled way.
Night Light (Coming Soon)
Create an automatic night light by combing the micro:bits on-board light sensor and the control kit’s bi colour LED.
Moisture Alert (Coming Soon)
Design and create a simple control system to notify the user when a plant’s moisture drops below a set level. Combining an external sensor and multiple external outputs the students will expand their knowledge of building useful control systems.
Foreign Languages Lessons
It is time to innovate! Work through the 3 sections of the innovation kit lesson structure and become a master innovator.
Begin by completing the booklet activities to learn how to code the innovation kit components, sensors and motors. An electronic version of the booklet can be found below in section 1.
Next, complete the lessons below in section 2 to take your digital skills to the next level. Learn how to inputs can be used to affect outputs and motors and understand how that process works.
Finally, take the skills gained from sections 1 and 2 and INNOVATE! Section 3 requires you to come up with your own innovations using the micro:bit and your coding skills. Share your innovations with on socials using #digitaleducationjourney. We would love to see your ideas!
Section 1: Innovation Kit Booklet
Section 2: Innovation Lessons
With the innovation Bi Colour LEDs, create a model traffic light sequence.
In school, work or at home, its always important to drink regularly. Why not create your own drink reminder with the micro:bit.
Design and build an alert system for measuring a plant’s soil moisture.
Create a practical tool used in the real world whilst gaining further understanding of analogue inputs.
Make a temperature that is more visual. Incorporate crafting skills into coding and build your very own temperature gauge with sensors, motors and everyday household materials.
Countdown timers can be useful for all sorts of activities from cooking to exercise to children’s games. Why not design your own using the micro:bit whilst learning intermediate coding skills.
Night Light (Coming Soon)
Section 3: Innovate!
Create your own innovations and share them with us on socials using #digitaleducationjourney. Good Luck!