Microbit and Ship Monitoring

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This resource is part of the Polar Explorer Resource Collection https://www.stem.org.uk/polar-explorer-educational-resources.

The RRS Sir David Attenborough is the new research vessel that will operate in many hostile conditions whilst carrying out scientific investigations. The ship has 6 degrees of motion – heave, roll, pitch, surge, sway and yaw. The RRS Sir David Attenborough has 2 motion reference units which monitor all of these all of the time.

The Microbit has built in rotation detection hardware which allows students to simulate this motion detection for movements that include rotation – particularly roll and pitch.

Learners will develop their coding skills to satisfy the need of a real life context. They will test out alternative ways of gathering the necessary data and they will investigate alternative ways of most efficiently displaying the information via the user interface. “

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