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Mr Bit Projects


Mr Bit projects are set in a variety of everyday scenarios which provide interesting contexts for designing and building simple control systems.  Each project poses design challenges involving analysing a brief, selecting suitable controls, linking them to sensors and devices, and creating programs.

There are two types of project:


    Control projects                                                               Maker projects

Dream Bedroom

Controls for ceiling light, electric heater, electric fan

Sensors: Magnetic reed (door), temperature

Motorbike

Controls for brake light, indicators and horn

Sensors: push buttons, microswitch


Car Dashboard

Controls for turning indicators, horn, hazard warning, alarm.

Sensors: switches, push button.


Drinks Machine

Controls for drinks selection lights, can delivery, information sign.

Sensors: push button, switch, microswitch.

Central Heating

Controls for the boiler burner, water pump and radiator.

Sensors: push buttons, switches, temperature.temperature.

Greenhouse

Controls for lights, water pump, electric fan.

Sensors: temperature, light level, moisture, switch


Pelican Crossing

Controls for traffic lights, pedestrian crossing lights and warning buzzer.

Sensor: push button

Kitchen Gadgets

Controls for washing machine, buzzer, microwave oven.

Sensors: switches, magnetic reed switch, push buttons.

Petrol Station

Controls for filler nozzle, pump, monitor lights and delivery counter.

Sensors: push buttons, switches.


Dream Bedroom

Controls for ceiling light, bedside light, TV and computer

Sensors: Magnetic reed (door), push button, pressure mat, cord switch




Motorbike

Controls for brake light, rear light, headlight and horn

Sensors: push button, microswitch, toggle switch

Car Dashboard

Controls for windscreen wipers, turning indicators, headlights.

Sensors: toggle switches

Drinks Machine

Controls for drinks selection lights, can delivery, information sign.

Sensors: push button, switch, microswitch.

Central Heating

Controls for the boiler burner, water pump and radiator.

Sensors: push buttons, switches, temperature.

Greenhouse

Controls for lights, water pump, heater.

Sensors: temperature, light level, moisture, switch

Pelican Crossing

Controls for traffic lights and pedestrian crossing lights.

Sensor: push button

Kitchen Gadgets

Controls for toaster, washing machine, microwave oven and washing line.

Sensors: switches and push buttons

Petrol Station

Controls for filler nozzle, pump, monitor lights and delivery counter.

Sensors: push buttons, switches.

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IMB resources Mr Bit models.pdf

Download instructions for 2D models