Making a step counter

In this lesson, we will make a micro:bit based step counter following a design. We will test and debug our code and look for ways to improve the sensitivity of our counter.

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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 an algorithm in a design?

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Q2.If you're making a step counter, when should the variable 'step' be set?

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Q3.The order in which commands are executed (run) in a program is the...

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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 an algorithm in a design?

1/3

Q2.If you're making a step counter, when should the variable 'step' be set?

2/3

Q3.The order in which commands are executed (run) in a program is the...

3/3

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Making a step counter

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.Which is the correct order?

1/3

Q2.Debugging is the process of finding and fixing errors.

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Q3.Debugging by isolating code is...

3/3

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Quiz:

Making a step counter

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.Which is the correct order?

1/3

Q2.Debugging is the process of finding and fixing errors.

2/3

Q3.Debugging by isolating code is...

3/3

Lesson summary: Making a step counter

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Time to move!

Did you know that exercise helps your concentration and ability to learn?

For 5 mins...

Move around:
Walk

On the spot:
Dance

This was the final lesson in the unit Sensing.

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