Passo 1: Projeto
O que é?
Measure how long applause - or any loud sound - lasts with this timer that uses the microphone on the new micro:bit.
O que você aprenderá
- How to trigger events when loud and quiet sound measurements are made by the microphone
- How to use the micro:bit's built-in timer
- How to set the threshold for loud and quiet events
- At the start of the program the threshold for triggering a loud sound event is set. Use bigger numbers so louder sounds are needed, smaller number for smaller sounds. You can use any number from 0 to 255.
- A variable called start is set to 0. This is used for tracking when the loud sound began.
- When the microphone detects a loud sound, the start variable is then set to the micro:bit's current running time and an icon is shown on the LED display so you know the timer has started.
- Running time is a measure of how long your micro:bit has been running your program in milliseconds (thousandths of a second).
- When the loud sound stops, a quiet sound event is triggered.
- If there has already been a loud event, and the timer has started, the start variable will have a value greater (>) 0. In this case a variable called time is set to the new current running time minus the start time. This tells us how long the loud sound lasted.
- Because the time is measured in milliseconds, the program divides it by 1000 to convert it to seconds and displays it on the LED display.
O que você precisa
- Um micro:bit
- Editor MakeCode ou Python
- bateria (opcional)
Passo 2: É hora de programar
Passo 3: Vamos melhorar
- Experiment with different thresholds for loud and quiet sound events to find the values that work best for you.
- Add code from the Sound logger project so you can also measure how loud the applause was.