Monk Makes Sensor for Micro:Bit

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Quick Overview

Propel programming projects to new heights, but leave the complications and expensive equipment behind.


  • -Dominate dynamic learning experiences that center on real-world coding
  • -Construct innovative tech components with incredibly large capabilities
  • -Punctuate the programming process by empowering students at every turn
  • -Harness single-board technology and empower instant sensor construction
  • -Combat coding challenges and ensure a smooth, invention-based experience


The micro:bit Sensor Board allows students to invent impromptu sensors that are authentic and effective for measuring light, sound, and temperature. Using the simplicity of the micro:bit and the addition of the sensor, they can code innovative solutions as they learn about these key scientific areas. The Sensor Board even incorporates block-based programming, giving students an extended glimpse into the world of programming as they use a JavaScript editor to compel the board to light up when certain levels are reached. With this simple but powerful piece of technology, kids in middle and high school can add new and exciting elements to STEM education and emerge better equipped to take on future engineering and programming challenges thanks to real-world programming and electronics experience!
Using the Sensor Board, a micro:bit, and computer, students are able to efficiently establish 3V and GND connections from either side. The board itself features reverse polarity protection, an LED ‘power on’ indicator, and three different sensors that can detect temperature, sound, and light. With simple alligator clips, students can construct devices that attach to pins P0, P1, and P2, connecting any of the sensors to any of the pins. The sensor itself makes use of a microphone on a chip and a pre-amplifier in order to read and register the various inputs it senses. Students can even use JavaScript block-based programming from the micro:bit website to create real-world programs that indicate when sound, light, or temperature readings in a room reach a certain level! Fitted with a thermistor and phototransistor for temperature and light readings as well, the Sensor Board functions as a first-class addition to micro:bit programming and a must-have module for student inventors!