28. Case 27: The Distance Indicator

28.1. Introduction

To make a device that is able to display the distance from the sonar:bit to the object.

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28.2. Quick Start


Materials Required


Nezha expansion board × 1

micro:bit V2 × 1

sonar sensor × 1

Bricks × n

Bricks Required

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Connection Diagram


  • Inset the micro:bit, and connect the sonar:bit to J1 port on Nezha expansion board.

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Bricks Build-up


  • Build a device as the pictures indicate:

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Video link: https://youtu.be/0HgP_YVgNJU

28.3. MakeCode Programming


Step 1


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

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We need to add a package for programming. Click “Extensions” in the bottom of the drawer and search with “nezha” to download it.

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Note: If you met a tip indicating the codebase might be deleted due to incompatibility, you may continue as the tips say or create a new project in the menu.

Step 2


Programme as the pictures indicate

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Reference

Link: https://makecode.microbit.org/_Vb69KzLR3Dhe

You may download it directly below:

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Result

  • After powering on, the detected distance displays on the micro:bit.