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Design challenge

Night safety

Computational thinking, Computer systems, Design & technology, Global Goals, Programming | MakeCode | 7-11 yrs, 11-14 yrs

Activity 2

Flashing wheels


Students design, create and test a prototype of a flashing wheel light to help improve road safety at night for wheelchair users.

Learning objectives

  • To develop understanding of issues around road safety for wheelchair users, especially at night.
  • To design and create a prototype of a flashing wheel light using micro:bit to help wheelchair users 'Be Safe: Be Seen!' at night.
  • To test, debug, evaluate and present a Flashing wheel light prototype.

You will need

Downloadable resources:

  • Lesson plan
  • Lesson slides
  • HEX file

Other resources:

MakeCode editor, micro:bits, micro:bit battery packs, paper - large sheets

Lesson plan