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Design challenge

Helping plants grow

Advanced | MakeCode | Computer systems, Design & technology, Networks

In the Tree protector project, students use the radio on the BBC micro:bit to create a prototype sensor to send alerts when trees are being illegally cut down.

In the more advanced Auto-farmer project, students make moisture sensors and create a prototype of an automated farming system. 

Learning objectives

  • Learn how technology can help protect plant life for the benefit of the environment and growing food.
  • Discover how wireless networks are used for practical purposes.
  • Design, test and build physical working prototypes using programming and, optionally, with some simple electronics.

These projects are contributed by the Arm School Program


Additional skills

Design thinking, prototyping, iterative process.