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Inventors Kit Experiment 5 Further Help

Inventors Kit Experiment 5 Further Help. This resource has been produced to compliment the booklet provided with the Inventors Kit for the BBC micro:bit as a source of further information and hints and tips.

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This further help resource contains download links for additional code examples and also a walk-through video that covers the experiment in full. The video also has hints and tips to help you complete the experiment.


Inventors Kit Experiment 5 - Using The Accelerometer To Control Motor Speed :

The BBC micro:bit has a built in accelerometer. The accelerometer detects if it is speeding up or slowing down in 3 directions, labelled below as X, Y and Z. Each axis can measure between -4096 and 4096 which correlates with -4 and 4Gs.

A G is an acceleration of 9.81 meters per second per second; this is the acceleration that objects under the influence of earth’s gravity experience.


Video Walk-Through With Hints & Tips:



Inventors Kit Experiment 5 Code Examples:

Although we advocate moving over to the Microsoft MakeCode Editor, we will continue to provide links to legacy code examples for as long as the links work or until the legacy editors are no longer available. Please select your desired option below and the options for your choice will open up.

The MakeCode option is a download, the file has been zipped and will need to be unzipped before transferring to a microbit. You can also drag and drop the unzipped file directly into the MakeCode editor for viewing or editing.


Booklet Errata:

The current version of the BBC micro:bit booklet is 1.3. If you have version 1.1 then please see below for corrections made to the current version.

When creating the Touch Develop Script:

  • To add a new variable called 'Tilt' select 'var (new variable)' and change the default name to 'Tilt'.
  • To add the input -> acceleration code delete the default '0' and then use the commands within the 'input' command set.
  • To use the Tilt variable delete the default value and then select the 'Tilt' variable.

See below for more information.



Kitronik Inventors Kit Resources:

Exp No#. Experiment Name. Resource Type.
1 Say Hello to the BBC micro:bit. Further Help.
2 Using an LDR and analog inputs. Full Experiment + Further Help.
3 Dimming an LED using a potentiometer. Further Help.
4 Using a transistor to drive a motor. Full Experiment + Further Help.
5 Using the accelerometer to control motor speed. Further Help.
6 Setting the tone with a piezo buzzer. Further Help.
7 Wind Power. Full Experiment + Further Help.
8 Making a game using the compass. Further Help.
9 Capacitor charge circuit. Further Help.
10 Using an RGB LED. Further Help.
11 Making a pedestrian crossing. Full Experiment + Further Help.
12 Making a random dice. Full Experiment + Further Help.


Get The Kitronik Inventors Kit For The BBC microbit:

We do two versions of the Inventors Kit for the BBC micro:bit, with or without the BBC micro:bit included. Chose the option that is right for you from the links below.

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