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2021 winners

Jovens  entre os 8 e os 18 anos de todo o mundo participaram no faça o seu :bit 2021. Eles apresentaram soluções incríveis e inovadoras que dão resposta aos Objectivos Globais, procurando resolver problemas que o mundo enfrenta. 

Os nossos juízes escolheram vencedores de seis regiões globais - África, Ásia &Pacífico, Europa, América Latina, Médio Oriente e América do Norte - nas três categorias de desafios. Em baixo, fica a saber mais sobre os vencedores, participantes e as suas propostas.

Para ver mais do projeto vencedor, incluindo vídeos e fotos adicionais, leia as notícias de setembro de 2021 aqui

8-14 anos de idade, soluções micro:bit

O jovens foram desafiados a desenhar e desenvolver uma solução utilizando o micro:bit nesta categoria.

Africa

Nigeria

Marvelous criou e codificou uma incrível solução tecnológica para ajudar a prevenir sequestros. Marvelous estava preocupado com incidentes anteriores em Africa e desenhou, construiu e testou um dispositivo que poderia ajudar. O dispositivo utiliza um transmissor e receptor para enviar sinais de alarme e alertar os pais do perigo.

Um menino possui até duas partes do dispositivo tecnológico.

Marvelous mostra o seu equipamento anti-sequestro

Asia e Pacifico

Taiwan

Cheng-En, Ko-Hsin e Zi Qing perceberam que as rápidas mudanças climáticas estavam contribuindo para o aumento do nível das águas, colocando pássaros em perigo que anteriormente dependiam dos rios para o seu habitat. Usando o micro:bit, o ‘Melhor Guardião das Aves’ verifica o aumento do nível das águas e puxa o ninho dos pássaros para segurança na margem do rio.

O modelo do micro:bit de Cheng-en, Ko-Hsin e Zi Qing's em ação

China

Jingyu Xiao gostava de ver as plantas de parede na sua cidade mas queria proteje-las dos frequentes tufões the as atingiam. Ele criou uma parede inteligente viva que pode se expor ou esconder de acordo com a previsã do tempo. Ele adicionou também um sensor de humidade do solo para garantir que a parede de plantas esteja convenientemente regada.

Jingyu Xiao trabalhou na sua criação no seu micro:bit

Europa

Itália

Theo, Harry, e Timofei queriam criar um painel solar eficiente e barato para tornar mais a energia reutilizável mais apelativa. Utilizando o sensor de luz do micro:bit e servos, o painel solar acompanha o movimento do sol ficando sempre virado para este, aumentando a produtividade e eficiência.

Theo and Harry apresentam o painel solar gerido pelo seu micro:bit.

América Latina

Costa Rica

Arieh e Samuel construiram um protótipo para trabalhar para alcançar a Meta Global 13: Ação Climática. Juntos eles criaram um barco elétrico impresso em 3D movido a energia solar. Eles criaram e testaram na água 2 protótipos antes de escolherem os elementos mais eficazes para cada um deles para o seu design final.

Samuel e Arieh testaram o seu protótipo micro:bit na água

Médio Oriente

Iraque

Mustafa e Mand criaram a Arvore Zangada, um dispositivo que monitora as árvores e alerta os humanos para problemas com solo seco, altas temperaturas e tentativa de abate de árvores. Eles reconheceram a importância as árvores na batalha contra as mudanças climáticas e criaram uma solução complexa para o problema de destruição de árvores.

Mustafa e Mand

América do Norte

EUA

Clara construiu o inovador sapato ‘Hermes’ que carrega a bateria do seu telemóvel enquanto você anda. O sapato encoraja as pessoas a se exercitar e aumentar o quantidade de passos alimentando a bateria do seu telemóvel ao mesmo tempo - melhorando a saúde mental e gerando energia renovável!

Clara testa o seu protótipo do sapato Hermes com o micro:bit

EUA

Kenna e Margot criaram um dispositivo de filtragem portátil, dedicado a alcançar a Meta Global 6: água limpa e saneamento básico. Na sua criação, um micro:bit controla LED's UV que esterilizam e tormam a água potável. O dispositivo é também alimentado por energia solar - tornando-o acessivel e portatil.

Kenna e Margot mostram-nos o seu dispositivo micro:bit para filtragem de água.

8-14 anos de idade, protótipos de papel

In this category, we asked young people to create a paper prototype to explain their idea.

Africa

Nigeria

Rajunor, Theophania and Jinelle thought up a solution to alert people to environmental changes that could cause asthma attacks. The team discovered that asthma patients suffered more in cloudy seasons and so came up with the idea that uses a temperature sensor and alert system to solve the problem.

Rajunor, Theophania and Jinelle

Asia and Pacific

Australia

Indiana wanted to help her family members who struggled with severe anxiety. She created ‘Total Relax: Massage box’, a wearable solution that measures your heart rate and reminds you to relax.

Indiana shows the 'Total Relax' micro:bit solution

Europe

United Kingdom

Brodie, Charley and Zoey created a paper prototype for ‘The Healthy micro:bit’. This device reminds you to go outside for some fresh air and vitamin D every 90 mins. The solution records how long you have been outside and suggests activities you could take part in.

Brodie, Charley and Zoey's diagram to illustrate their micro:bit solution

Latin America

Uruguay

Emily, Melanie and Valentina created a huge model to illustrate how their idea, a safe environment for bees, would work. The device measures temperature and humidity and counts the number of bees visiting.

Emily, Melanie and Valentina's huge model to illustrate their creation

Middle East

Lebanon

Jana drew plans for a reusable, virtual facemask. Our do your :bit judges were impressed with the amazing creativity and innovative thinking Jana brought to her entry to solve the very real problem of disposable mask waste.

Jana displays her creative idea for reusable virtual facemasks

North America

EUA

Zong was inspired by the tentacles on an octopus to create his paper prototype for a soft drain cleaner. A micro:bit would control four motors that can delicately move around intricate spaces. The device was designed for cleaning drains but Zong thought it could also be used for medical surgery.

Zong Qu from USA

Zong and his prototype design

15-18 year olds, micro:bit solution

15-18 year olds were challenged to design and make a solution using the micro:bit.

Africa

Tunisia

Ghassen created an innovative solution that uses braille to allow visually impaired people to share text messages. The do your :bit judges were impressed with the well-constructed prototype and solution for people who would not be able to participate in an activity that many of us take for granted.

Ghassen displays his micro:bit braille text messaging creation

Asia and Pacific

Malaysia

Ahmad, Mifzal and Muhammad invented an ‘Oxygen Percentage Analyser’ to detect deforestation in a more efficient way than using satellite images. The creation uses two micro:bits - one placed in the forest, and one with the forest ranger who will be able to constantly monitor the oxygen levels of the forest.

Ahmad, Mifzal and Muhammad worked together to create a micro:bit solution to stop deforestation

Europe

Ireland

Aoife and Emma built a micro:bit creation to encourage physical activity and limit screentime. ‘Exercise is the key’, which makes use of the micro:bit accelerometer rewards physical activity with 15 minutes of screentime. The girls identified that using the micro:bit allowed them to make their creation small, and therefore more practical for the user.

Emma and Aoife show 'Exercise is the key' micro:bit device

Latin America

Uruguay

Sebastian wanted to create something to help people stay healthy and hydrated. The ‘Smart water bottle’ uses micro:bits for two functions - one to measure the intensity of the sunlight and remind you to shelter and stay hydrated, the other checks the water level in your bottle and reminds you to take a sip.

Sebastian and the 'Smart Water Bottle'

Middle East

Lebanon

Mahmoud and Yasmina worked together to create ‘G.A.N.T - Gas and Noise Trapper’. The device protects people from noise and air pollution. G.A.N.T uses sound and gas sensors attached to the micro:bit to measure smoke and noise levels. If it detects dangerous levels the micro:bit triggers a servo to shut the window.

Yasmina and Mahmoud present their idea 'G.A.N.T'

Lebanon

Ali devised a large-scale automatic tree farm that uses a network of micro:bits to control and maintain the trees’ growth. He envisaged that the farm could be used to grow trees to replace those lost in bushfires.

Ali drew a complex design for his prototype tree farm

North America

Canada

Alicia and Esmée created ‘Micro:Calm’, an all-in-one micro:bit device that provides users with multiple coping mechanisms to deal with anxiety. This included a fidget toy, emotion check-in, box breathing and a game. The girls hoped this could be used by people of any age and work towards achieving Global Goal 3 - Good health and well-being.

Alicia shows her winning presentation of 'Micro:Calm'

Esmee holds the technical drawing of the micro:bit creation

Runners up

8-14 years old, paper prototype category

Africa

Martha, Gift & Mary, Nigeria - a mosquito alert system that releases insecticide to protect its user.

Daniella & Victoria, Kenya - social distancing sensor to monitor crowds during the pandemic.

Asia and Pacific

Wan Ahmad Faris, Malaysia - a cooking oil container that measures the amount of oil used.

Sameen, Lowriance & Niva, Australia -a car made of eucalyptus leaves to protect koalas from bushfires.

Europe

Sophie, Verity & Lilly, UK - the ‘Shell Cam’, a camouflaged wildlife tracker to monitor endangered species.

Lily, UK -‘Moody Bear’, a bear that provides positive messages to help people feeling lonely.

Middle East

Mustafa, Fatma & Deniz, Turkey - a solar-powered highway lighting system.

Dalal, Haya & Noura, Lebanon -‘The Para Feel’ helping paralysed people to express their feelings.

North America

MiLeigh, USA - the‘Courage create’ feelings selector to support people with their mental health.

Noah & Alexander, USA - a package carrier drone to help reduce the amount of delivery trucks on the roads.

8-14 years old, micro:bit solution category

Africa

Oumayma, Tunisia - a facemask that moves to cover your mouth when you sneeze.

Mariem, Tunisia - the‘Safe:bit cap’ to prevent you from falling asleep when whilst driving.

Asia and Pacific

Wu Tao, China - the ‘Smart Care Butler’, a device that supports elderly people living alone.

Europe

Andrej & Nina, Slovakia - a device that recycles bottles in return for sweets.

Adit, UK - a smart village that alerts its residents to natural disasters and saves energy by automatically turning lights off.

Latin America

Hannah, Costa Rica -‘Water to the Rescue’, a water saving device that monitors how long you’re using water for in many household activities.

Rafael, Antonio & Vinicius, Brazil - a people counter controller to avoid overcrowding in public spaces during the pandemic.

Middle East

Ali & Mohammed, Bahrain - the ‘Thermo hat’ that monitors temperature and warns users to have a break and drink water when it gets too hot

Amr, Saudi Arabia - the micro:bit greenhouse that can take care of plants and fish

North America

Aidan, USA - an in-car eC02 measurer that keeps drivers aware of the c02 emissions

15-18 years old, micro:bit solution

Africa

Farah, Tunisia - a micro:bit necklace that monitors and discourages shouting.

Peace & Gracemary, Nigeria - a micro:bit device to detect blocked pipes and reduce flooding.

Asia and Pacific

Chi Kei & Ho Tung, China - an intelligent parcel cabinet that disinfects its contents.

Yuxi & Yiyun, China - a smart walking stick to help people with visual impairments.

Europe

Marius, Lithuania - an automatic bottle and can sorting recycling bin.

Emanuele & Barnabas, Hungary - a micro:bit counter to measure meals intended for refugee camps.

Latin America

Miguel & Valentina, Colombia - a micro:bit water purification system using affordable and easy-to-find resources.

Felix, Peru - a programmable lighting slalom course to encourage exercise.

North America

Victoria, USA -’The Meat Machine’ which weights how much meat you are consuming.

Julia, USA - a micro:bit device that to monitors the type and amount of fish caught.

Menção honrosa

Okorafor, Gladsome and Chibuike, Nigeria

The do your :bit judges wanted to give a special mention to this team in Nigeria for creating a device that they could easily see being used in real life. Okorafor, Gladsome and Chibuike created the 'Headcount micro:bit' to help reduce overcrowding.

Okorafor, Gladsome , Chibuike show their project planning