The micro:bit is an awesome pocketsize computer which has been given away free to all year 7 students in England. Although they are used in school, The BBC is keen for students to create projects at home away from the classroom. The chances are that your 11 & 12 year old scouts own these and they are perfect for Scout Projects.
What we LOVE about the micro:bit…
- It has a built in digital compass!
- Other cool built in tech such as an accelerometer, temperature & light sensor.
- It even has a screen! – Just 25 red LEDs, but still good enough for showing something interesting.
- Battery powered. No power-outlet required so it works great in the forest 🙂
How it links with Scout Badges
- Digital Maker Staged Activity Badge
- Personal Challenge Award
Project 1: Digital compass with morse code Sound
The display will show N, S, E or W and play a morse code sound depending on which direction the micro:bit is facing.
Project 2: Pokemon Egg Game