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Model Pack with sensor/input/output
fischertechnik and BBC micro:bit
You can find various models of merry-go-rounds at public festivals and amusement parks. The first motor driven merry-go-round was placed in operation on January 1, 1863 in Bolton in England.
Build the model using the assembly instructions and connect the cables according to the circuit diagram.
The merry-go-round is to be started with the push-button switch . It is to rotate for 10 seconds and then stop.
Just going in one direction is rather boring. Change the program so that it waits a second after the motor stops and then the merry-go-round turns in the other direction for 10 seconds.
To achieve fluency and competency in micro:bit coding, you really need to get a thorough understanding of each of the block catagories to be used in the Handrier Model (see part 2 below for the full code). Fortunately, all the reference guides are available on the BBC micro:bit web site for you to get a deeper and more comprehensive understanding and mastery.
Through every fischertechnik STEM II model (12 of them), you can learn, practise, build fluency and confidence in coding.
The Merry-Go-Round Model used the following micro:bit blocks. You can click to lean more about each of the block catagories. The links bring you directly to the respective part of the BBC micro:bit reference document site, where live codes are included for you to understand, try, and download:
The following code has used all the mentioned blocks in Part 1 above.
1. Comments In English, click the " ? " on block to find out the comment (meaning) of the block code.
2. Comments in English - to follow shortly.
The following are provided under the Merry-Go-Round model pack
full micro:bit code for the model
fischertechnk STEM II 零件分類及介紹 (Barrier is 1 of the 12 models from STEM II)
fischertechnik full part list (fischertechnk has close to 580 unique mechanical, structural, electronic parts for use by students, teachers, hobbist, engineers, from around the world).
You can order individual parts from us directly. Contact us
The motor driver board comes with the 4 x AA battery case.
For long lasting power supply, please order the fischertechnik rechargeable battery - the Accu Set