DIY Home Security Sensor with Microbit | MakeIT X TOYL

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DIY Home Security Sensor with Microbit | MakeIT X TOYL

Learn how you can create a basic sensor with micro:bit!

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Woodlands Regional Library (MakeIT, Level 3) 900 South Woodlands Drive #01-03 Wooldlands Civic Centre Singapore, 730900 Singapore

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This programme/event is open to members of the National Library Board, Singapore and those who are aged 50 years and above. Please ensure you have your myLibrary username on hand before proceeding with the registration. If you do not have a myLibrary username, you can create one here:

About the Programme

This workshop is for participants aged 50 years and above.

Have you ever wondered how the sensors in home security systems work to detect intruders and protect you and your family? Join us as we show you how to code a basic sensing device using the micro:bit*!

*The micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer that has been introduced in many schools worldwide to encourage students to come up with innovative solutions with coding.

In this introduction to coding, participants will learn:

• What a micro:bit is and how it works;

• A block-based programming language used for the micro:bit – Microsoft MakeCode; and

• How to code a micro:bit so that it functions as a basic sensor.

This programme is suitable for beginners. No prior knowledge of micro:bit is needed to participate.

Laptops will be provided for the workshop.


About the Series

MakeIT X Time of Your Life (TOYL) aims to discover the maker in all of us and empower seniors to create using digital fabrication technologies. Through the shared experience of making, we aspire to foster a sense of community and open up opportunities to create new relationships, develop new skills and learn from one another.

Please note the following:

  • All participants are required to register for a ticket. Each ticket admits 1 person only. Please present your ticket when you enter the library and the event venue. 
  • Arrive 10 mins before the session commences. Seats of late attendees may be given to those in the waitlist. 
  • NLB reserves the right to deny entry to participants who do not abide by the ground rules. 
  • Photographs and videos will be taken during the session and images captured may be used for publicity purposes. 

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