We have been working with our micro:bit guitars. We now control them with light and acceleration, the light controls the tone and the tempo is controlled by the acceleration.
To play the micro:bits you need to move it and control the light by waving you hand over it or putting near a light source.
Today we added two bits of tin foil on our guitars, and we will use this in the nearer future to turn it off or on.
We are very proud of two of the Biggies who reached the primary 6 semi final of the Glasgow Science Festival Creating Engineers Competition this year.
The Biggies have been using their coding and craft skills to build electric microbic guitars.
They had to learn to hack their headphones, make a guitar and code the microbits to play music controlled by light.
There is more to do, but we though it was worth sharing now!
Putting it all together
The Biggies have been learning about Function Machines during maths. They made their own machines using scratch.
Here are links to the first ones finished, click through and see if you can guess or work out what the functions are:
We will add more machines next week.