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Use ElecFreaks Micro:bit Tinker Kit to Make A Smart Light

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Step 0 – Pre-build Overview

In this project, we are going to create a smart light with ElecFreaks Micro:bit Tinker Kit. It will use Octopus PIR Sensor and LED light. When there is someone in the room and detected, the LED will light up.

Material:

1 x BBC micro:bit

1 x Micro USB cable

1 x ElecFreaks Micro:bit Breakout Board

1 x Octopus PIR sensor Brick

1 x Octopus 5mm LED Brick OBLED – Red


Goals:

Make something with Octopus PIR sensor.

Make something which is easily to be used in real life.

Step 1 – Components


Insert the micro:bit into the breakout board and plug Octopus PIR sensor into Pin 0.


Plug LED to Pin 1. Make sure the wire colors matches pin colors.

Step 2 – Pre-coding


We will add a package of code to enable us to use our kit components. Click on “Advanced” in the Code Drawer to see more code section and look at the bottom of the Code Drawer for “Add Package”.


This will open a dialog box. Copy and paste the following link into the Add Package… text field: https://pxt.microbit.org/50544-64675-33322-24641. Click on the search icon or press enter, then click on the Tinkercademy button.

Note: If you get a warning telling you some packages will be removed because of incompatibility issues. You have to either follow the prompts or create a new project in the projects file menu.

Step 3 – Coding


Click on Tinkercademy inside the Code Drawer to find blocks for the components in your kit.


For this project, no initialization is required, and there isn’t much code anyway.

If any motion is detected by the PIR sensor, the light is triggered. Or else, the light is turned off. Quite simple enough.

Step 4 – Success

Voilà! You have created a simple smart light! Let’s light it up!

Note: This article is from Tinkercademy “Smart Light” .

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