BBC Micro:bit for sensing and control

As one of the "early adopters" of this site I am delighted to see how it has developed to its current format - with an extensive membership.  I have just posted a resource which I hope members will find useful in getting started with programming the BBC Micro:bit for physical computing.  This uses a very low cost self-assembly kit from Kitronik to build a buggy with its own motors, drivers and line-following sensors.  The code enables you to determine which pins are used to control the motors, and how to use sensors.  The line-follower uses LEDs and light-dependent resistors to sense changes between light and dark.  The floor turtle just calibrates the motor controls to add turtle graphics commands for Forward, Back, Left and Right.  The "bump-and-turn" robot uses the on-board accelerometer to detect a collision.

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Subject(s)Design & Development, Cross curricular, Computing
Age11-14
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Seateacher

Thanks Adrian.

Given a chance I'm going to play with their edge connector and breadboard too.

Although it has less coding options, I really like Redfern electronics 'Crumble'.  Just £10, and it can drive two motors and four servos - without the need for shields!