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About

The MicroBit is an easy-to-use Microcontroller for learning about electronics. In this study, you will get your own MicroBit to use. You can program it using the online editor at https://makecode.microbit.org/.


The Assignment

Build something that would be useful for Freeman in a conference/tradeshow environment. It doesn't have to be incredibly useful, but it should solve a problem

Here are some ideas from a brainstorm we had with the Freeman Digital Team


How To Start

Visit https://makecode.microbit.org/ and click 'Getting Started' to start the interactive tutorial. You can develop your application without having a Micro-Bit on hand, their simulator lets you do just about everything. If the nodes are too limiting for you, switch to Javascript mode and write your code directly!


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Waiting has never been so interactive.
Sense whether a device is too hot.
Educational
Detect a microbit's position within a room, and display heading and distance to a destination.
Set up nodes around the show floor for guests to find. When a Smart Badge gets close enough to a node it lights up!
A wearable "easy" button for exhibitors to summon concierges