Zayd won the micro:bit Global Challenge for the Middle East region in 2018. His winning creation is a large cardboard robot designed to help children who suffer from asthma, especially in places like Saudi Arabia where frequent dust-storms can cause attacks. The robot included multiple micro:bits, a dust sensor, touch sensor, distance sensor, servos and motors.
Zayd was introduced to the micro:bit by his parents who had researched an affordable way for their children to get involved in coding and electronics. Zayd used the resources available at the local Bright Up Centre in Saudi Arabia; a fun space for children and adults to get creative with technology. Zayd has created lots of programmable toys and games since being introduced to micro:bit.
Zayd’s impressive robot notifies parents of their child's health and prompts children to take their medicine on time. The robot can move all its body parts - including its eyebrows - and can even play an interactive game with you!