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Mr Bit Downloads for Binary Bots Robot Kits


The popular BinaryBots Kits for the BBC micro:bit provide a simple but creative introduction to robotics and control technology.  The kits contain all the components you need for building a simple robot using the BBC micro:bit as a controlling device.  Monitor light level, measure temperature, detect motion, make electronic and musical sounds, display images and messages are some of the fun activities you can do.

Every project requires a program for the micro:bit and this is where Mr Bit can help.  The Mr Bit ‘Plain English’ method of programming makes it very easy to understand how a program works.  Click on the project files below to download them directly into Insight Mr Bit. Each file has component blocks ready for programming the micro:bit, and all the instructions appear on the screen.



   

1 - Making DIMM Happy

This project uses the yellow and blue crocodile clip wires in your Dimm kit as inputs to the micro:bit.  When you touch both clips at the same time, DIMM’s face changes from sad to happy. Solution






1 - UFO Launch Sequence

This project uses button A as the input and the micro:bit LEDs to show the countdown “5-4-3-2-1”. The buzzer in your UFO kit makes the sound of UFO’s ionic rocket motor.  Solution


IMB resources D1. Make happy.isc U1. Launch UFO.isc

2 - DIMM Reading Temperature

This project uses the temperature sensor in your Dimm kit.  When you press button A, DIMM shows the temperature for 5 seconds.     Solution






2 - UFO Reading Temperature

This project uses the temperature sensor in your UFO kit.  When you press button A, UFO shows the temperature for 5 seconds.   Solution


D2. Show temperature.isc U2. Show temperature.isc

3 - DIMM Shows the Light Level

This project uses the light sensor in your Dimm kit.  The light level shows on the LEDs display. When you press button A, the display toggles between a graph and a number.   Solution






3 - UFO Shows the Light Level

This project uses the light sensor in your UFO kit.   The light level shows on the LEDs display. When you press button A, the display toggles between a graph and a number.    Solution


D3. Show light level.isc U3. Show light level.isc

4- Making a Sound with DIMM

This project uses the buzzer in your Dimm kit.  When you press button A, DIMM starts humming until you press button B.    Solution






4 - Scaring Away Aliens with UFO

This project uses the buzzer in your UFO kit.  When the program is running, UFO sends out high pitched bleeps and flashing images every 4 seconds.

Solution


D4. Make sound.isc U4. Make sound.isc

5 - Getting Close to DIMM

This project uses the motion sensor in your Dimm kit.  The LEDs show an animated warning when a moving object is detected.    Solution






5 - Monitoring for Aliens

This project uses the motion sensor in your UFO kit.  The LEDs show an animated warning when a moving object is detected.    Solution


D5. Detect motion.isc U5. Detect motion.isc

6 - Playing a Tune with DIMM

This project uses the buzzer in your Dimm kit.  When you press button A, DIMM plays you a tune until you press the button again.    Solution






6 - Navigation on Planet HEX

This project uses the magnetometer inside the micro:bit to detect the compass bearing.  The task for your program is to use this to show the direction on the  LEDs; north, east, south or west.  For the south direction, the buzzer makes a beep.   Solution


D6. Play tune.isc U6. Navigation.isc

7 - Shake DIMM with Care

This project uses the buzzer in your Dimm kit and the gesture sensor inside the micro:bit.  When you shake DIMM, he makes a weird sound which only stops when you lay him down flat.   Solution






7 - Detecting UFO Wobble

This project uses the buzzer in your UFO kit and the gesture sensor inside the micro:bit.  The sensor detects when UFO is tilted, sets off an alarm and shows and animated warning on the LEDs.    Solution


D7. Shaken.isc U7. Wobble.isc

8 - DIMM the Security Guard

This project uses the motion sensor to detect when someone or something gets near to DIMM.  Then his faces changes and a buzzer sounds.   Solution






8- Flashing LEDs

This project switches on  red and green LEDs alternately. The buzzer in your UFO kit makes the sound of UFO’s ionic rocket motor.  Solution


D8. Security guard.isc U8. Flash LEDs.isc

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