Create a travel information system

Develop a programmable information system for users of the London Underground

This is one of a series of resources to support the use of the BBC micro:bit in Design and Technology lessons.

The London Underground is one of the busiest public transport systems in the world. It is used for over 1.2 billion journeys a year. Passengers need up to date information when using it so that they can plan their journeys well.

In this unit, learners will use the BBC micro:bit to develop a prototype for a programmable information system for users of the London Underground.

Activity info, teachers' notes and curriculum links

In this activity, learners will develop their programmable system using the BBC micro:bit.

The activity sheet includes teachers' notes, useful web links, and links (where appropriate) to the national curriculum in each of the four devolved nations; England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Video

Transport displays

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Downloads

  • Activity overview - Create a travel information system activity description, teachers' notes and curriculum links
  • Presentation - Program your information device to help London Underground travellers
  • Handout - Programming the transport system - student handout with example programs
  • Hex programming file - Example programming file using the JavaScript Blocks editor
  • Py programming file - Example programming file using the Python editor
Download all the above