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Design challenge

Protecting animals on land

Computational thinking, Design & technology, Global Goals, Networks, Programming | MakeCode | 7-11 yrs

Activity 2

Anti-poaching collar


Learn about the illegal wildlife trade, with a focus on poaching, then use the micro:bit’s radio function to create an anti-poaching collar.

Learning objectives

  • to learn about how poaching endangers species
  • to consider how technology can help prevent poaching
  • to build a working prototype wireless anti-poaching alarm to be worn by animals

You will need

Downloadable resources:

  • Lesson plan
  • Lesson slides
  • HEX files
    • example transmitter
    • example receiver

Lesson plan