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Sensory toy

Principiante | MakeCode, Python | Acelerómetro, Altavoz, Pantalla LED | Diseño de producto, Entrada/salida, Sensores

Paso 1: Hazlo

¿Qué es?

Make a sensory toy that responds to movement with light and sound.


Guía de programación

Qué aprenderás

  • How to use the micro:bit's built-in accelerometer sensor inputs and new expressive sounds as outputs to create a toy that could help learners who respond well to stimulation through touch, light and sound. Different sounds are played and pictures displayed depending on how you move it.

Cómo funciona

  • The micro:bit's built-in accelerometer sensor measures forces.
  • The micro:bit uses readings from the accelerometer to trigger events when you move it in different ways.
  • If you shake the micro:bit, it plays a giggle sound on the built-in speaker output and shows a smile on the LED display.
  • Different icon and sound outputs are triggered by different movements such as tilting the micro:bit left and right or placing it with the logo pointing up or down.

Qué necesitas

  • new micro:bit with sound (or MakeCode simulator)
  • Editor de MakeCode o de Python
  • pilas (opcionales)

Paso 2: Prográmalo

Paso 3: Mejóralo

  • Add different pictures and sounds when you press button A, B or touch the logo.
  • Experiment with different new expressive sounds like 'giggle', 'happy' and 'twinkle'.
  • Add an animation or your own pictures to go with each movement.
  • Create a case or holder for the micro:bit and battery pack that allows the sound to come out and the LED display to shine though, perhaps diffusing the LED light slightly.
  • If you're a teacher, you may also be interested in our Sensory classroom lessons.