11. Case 08: Search for Light#

11.1. Purpose#

  • Build a Wonder Rugged Kit that can search for light.

11.3. Background Knowledge#

11.4. Software#

MicroSoft makecode

11.5. Program#

Step 1#

Click “Advanced” in the drawer of MakeCode to see more choices.


For programming the Wonder Rugged Kit, we need to add a package. Click “Extensions” at the bottom of the drawer and then search “Wukong” in the dialogue box to download it.


Note: If you get a warning indicating some packages will be removed because of incompatibility issues, you can follow the prompts or create a new project in the menu.

Step 2#

Click Wukong to choose mecanum block.


Step 3#

Drag mecanum into on start block and set the connection for servos accordingly, then initialize the LEDs.


Step 4#

Set variable i as the brightness level and judge the value of it. If the value of i is below 50, the car turns left; or it moves forward.



Links: https://makecode.microbit.org/_Kv3dfY02f52g

You can also download it directly:


The car spins itself if no light being detected, or it goes straight towards the light.

11.6. Exploration#

If we want the farther away the car is from the light source, the faster it is; and the closer it is to the light source, the slower it is, how to programme?

11.7. FAQ#

11.8. Relevant Files#