Micro:bit users looking for a coding project to keep them busy this weekend, may be interested in this DIY step counter created by Instructables user “krithikvijayakumar11”. The step counter has been built using the BBC micro-controller which is available to purchase priced at around $15
“Bored having your old fitness tracker. Make one for yourself using a micro:bit. The overview of the project is when there is a shake it takes the count. Now sweep through the net and buy a micro:bit for yourself or make use of your old device.”
BBC micro:bit micro-controller offers users a :
– Pocket-sized programmable computer
– Integrated motion sensor, magentometer (compass), LED display and Bluetooth.
– Connects to other devices and sensors including Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Kano, Galileo and littleBits
– Pins can be broken out for easy circuit building.
– Listing is for the micro:bit board only.
“The BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized codeable computer with motion detection, a built-in compass, LED display, and Bluetooth technology built in. It measures 4cm by 5cm, is available in a range of colours, and designed to be fun and easy to use. It can be coded with something simple in seconds – like lighting up its LEDs or displaying a pattern – with no prior knowledge of computing. It also connects to other devices, sensors, kits and objects, and is a companion to Arduino, Galileo, Kano, littleBits and Raspberry Pi, acting as a spring board to more complex learning. Each element is completely programmable via easy-to-use software on a dedicated website that can be accessed from a PC, tablet or mobile.”