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Inventors Kit Experiment 8 Further Help

Inventors Kit Experiment 8 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 8 - Making A Game Using The Compass:

The BBC micro:bit comes with a built in compass so it can tell which way is north. It does this using a chip that is very sensitive to magnetism and can detect earth’s magnetic field. This means it will not work properly if it’s held near a magnet. The compass also needs calibrating before use, don’t worry though as this is a lot easier than it sounds.

In this example we will make a game where a secret compass heading is selected randomly and an LED blinks faster or slower depending on how close to the correct heading the BBC micro:bit is facing. When the player is confident they are facing the correct heading they press a button and see if they are correct.

 

Video Walk-Through With Hints & Tips:

 

 

Inventors Kit Experiment 8 Code Examples:

Although we advocate moving over to the Microsoft PXT 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 PXT 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 PXT editor for viewing or editing.

 

 

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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