Designing a Smart Wearable to Support Vision-L107

Designing a Smart Wearable to Support Vision-L107

*Time is a minimum time estimate and creativity is difficult to limit this way

In this activity, students will learn about light and its detection, and they will design a smart wearable using a micro:bit that detects light and alerts the wearer.

Scroll down for a pre-task to get you thinking, notes on how to succeed and then the main activity slides where you’ll find step-by-step instructions.

Students will be inspired by the opportunity to use technology to help people with vision impairments. They will also enjoy the creative process of designing their own wearable device.

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Digital and meta skills

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Learning Intentions

* We are learning to understand how light works. * We are learning to code a micro:bit to detect changes in light. * We are learning to apply our knowledge to create a useful wearable device.

Success Criteria

* I can explain how light is detected and used. * I can successfully code and test my smart wearable. * I can effectively present my design and its potential uses.

Hints and tips

1. If your micro:bit is not reacting to light, try adjusting the 'set light level' in your code. 2. If the micro:bit is not showing any icons, make sure your 'show icon' block is inside the 'on light level' block in your code. 3. If you're having trouble downloading your code to the micro:bit, check your USB connection.

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