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micro:bit at home - light-up fishing nets

31 May 2020

Use your micro:bit to create a prototype of LED lights that can stop unwanted fish, turtles and birds from getting trapped in fishing nets.

A prototype is a working model used to test ideas, and remember to keep your micro:bit well away from water!

This program uses the light sensor and tells the micro:bit to turn on the LEDs when the light is below a certain level (to indicate a certain sea depth). It also gives out a high frequency pulsed sound to help to keep other creatures away from the nets.

What you'll make

Get coding

Now open the MakeCode editor where you’ll write the code for your program:

How to transfer your program to your micro:bit

Discover more

The micro:bit light-up fishing net protoype uses the light sensor as an input and the sound output. Find out more about them in the videos below:

There are more micro:bit at home activities to explore:

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