DT Python Smart Garden

Learn about the BBC micro:bit while creating your own super-sensing Smart Garden!

Learn how to program a BBC micro:bit using Python — no experience required. Learn the basics of programming in Python with our full BBC micro:bit simulator. Create a Smart Garden device to monitor the health of your plants, measuring temperature and wiring up a simple soil moisture sensor.

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Access to the DT Challenges for Australian students in Years 3-8 has been funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment until the end of 2020.

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1. Happy micro:bit! 0/1
2. Wascally Wabbit! 0/1
3. Happy when it rains! 0/1
4. I ❤ the rain! 0/1
5. A 🦆 doesn't need an ☂️ 0/1
6. Adaptation 0/1
7. Plants love sunshine! 0/1
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Sensors and pins
1. The temperature is ... 0/1
2. What's the temperature NOW? 0/1
3. Moisture sensor 0/1
4. Plant investigation 0/1
5. Measure the temperature 0/1
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Buttons & Custom Images
1. Rain, rain, go away! 0/1
2. Sun or rain? 0/1
3. Smile for the camera! 0/1
4. A bit of sunshine 0/1
5. Whatever the weather 0/1
6. Tortoise and Hare 0/1
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Putting it all together
1. Temperature on A 0/1
2. Water me, please! 0/1
3. Moisture on B 0/1
4. The Full Smart Garden! 0/1
5. Smart Garden Playground