Winners of the micro:bit Mothers and Carers Challenge!
The Micro:bit Educational Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of its latest Challenge. The Challenge we set the micro:bit inventors out there was to use a micro:bit to help Mothers and Carers around the world have a better, easier day. As always, you responded with an amazing set of ideas and devices and it was an extremely hard job to choose the eventual prize winners. A mother or carer receiving any one of your inventions would be suitably pleased and happy.
We have three winners and several people more than worthy of a mention for their wonderful ideas and inventiveness. The Foundation is going to award three prizes: one for the overall winner and two runner up prizes. So, with the rustle of an opening chocolate box, we announce the winners:
The overall prize goes to...
Joseph, aged 15, for his package of useful micro:bit utilities. Written in Python, his micro:bit apps included: an alarm clock; teeth brushing alarm; door opening alarm and key finder plus an impressive video explaining how they are all used.
First runner up is...
Lumina, who coded a very nice recipe device displaying the ingredients for pancakes and included a stopwatch and step indicator with two neat demonstration videos.
Second runner up is...
Zak, aged 12, for his micro:bit Mother's Day card displaying random messages on pressing button A, images on pressing button B and a radio message on shake. Zak also included excellent instructions and a video explaining his invention.
Definitely worthy of mention...
- Vegard, aged 12, from Norway, who was a runner-up in the Christmas Challenge, built a plant monitor so his mother would know when her plants needed watering
- Jala, aged 9, created a very beautiful oven timer with a lovely accompanying video
- Akila from Sri Lanka designed an alarm for a full trash can
- Nadeera from Sri Lanka designed a fridge door alarm
- Thusara from Sri Lanka designed an alarm that switches off a fan if it is accidentally left on
- Manusha from Sri Lanka designed a pressure gauge to measure the weight of a portable gas cylinder
We will be publishing the three winning inventions on microbit.org
Well done everybody!