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.
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:
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.