Finding your way

In this lesson, we will use the compass on the micro:bit as an input device. We will initially design and create a program to display the direction in which the micro:bit is pointing before turning it into a navigational device.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.What is the name of the variable in the code snippet below?

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Q2.Which of the following can be used to capture inputs on a micro:bit? (Tick 2 boxes)

Select two (2) boxes

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Q3.Which of these statements is correct?

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What is the name of the variable in the code snippet below?

1/3

Q2.Which of the following can be used to capture inputs on a micro:bit? (Tick 2 boxes)

Select two (2) boxes

2/3

Q3.Which of these statements is correct?

3/3

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Finding your way

Image Credits: makecode microbit org

Q1.If the compass heading is 310, what will be displayed on the micro:bit?

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Q2.The image below is an example of...

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Q3.Which of these is a conditional statement in the code below?

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Finding your way

Image Credits: makecode microbit org

Q1.If the compass heading is 310, what will be displayed on the micro:bit?

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Q2.The image below is an example of...

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Q3.Which of these is a conditional statement in the code below?

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Lesson summary: Finding your way

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