BBC Microbit: Make a digital compass with morse code.

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Make a digital compass which also sounds the morse code for the direction the microbit is facing.

This could also be a personal challenge for any Scout in Year 7 who has been given a micro:bit at school


BBC micro:bit
USB Cable
2 x crocodile clips
Speaker or buzzer


The micro:bit is an awesome pocketsize computer which has been given away free to all year 7 students in England. Although they are used in school, The BBC is keen for students to create projects at home away from the classroom. The chances are that your 11 & 12 year old scouts own these and they are perfect for Scout Projects.

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Optional Game:
Listen to the morse code and try and workout which direction the micro:bit is facing. Then open your eyes and check the display to see if you're correct.


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