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Mood Radio

Mood Radio

This project uses the radio to share your mood with other micro:bits. When you press A, your friends will see a smiley face. When you press B, they will see a frowny face.

Sending a smiley

The micro:bit can’t understand mood but it is pretty good with numbers. In fact, it can send numbers between micro:bits using the radio antenna, just like a phone can send text messages.

Let’s add blocks that send a number when button A is pressed. We assume that 0 is the “mood code” to send for smiley.

Receiving a smiley

We add a ||radio:on radio received|| block that will run code whenever a new “mood” message comes in. The receivedNumber variable contains the numeric value that was sent. Since we’ve decided that 0 is smiley, we add a conditional ||logic:if then|| statement to show this icon.

Sending a frowny

Adding another mood to our messaging app done in a similar way. We decide that the “mood code” of 1 means frowny. We can add a B button event that sends that code.

If the ||radio:on radio received|| block, we add another conditional ||logic:if then|| statement to handle the frowny “mood code”.

Link: https://makecode.microbit.org/_PUz53eRJLKWR

That’s it. Download your code to multiple micro:bits and try it out!

Challenges

Try adding a new code and use the ||input:on shake|| event to send it.

Full sources

Link: https://makecode.microbit.org/_9L65tCd0EF71