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A sensor is a device, module, machine, or subsystem whose purpose it is to detect events or changes in its environment and send the information to other electronics such as a computer.

Smartphones are a great example and have changed the way in which we interact with the world around us. They can track information such as steps taken, heart rate and temperature and the phone itself is navigated using a touch screen sensor.

This program introduces the concept of sensors, IoT (internet of Things) and real time data collection and enables students to understand the role they play in their lives using local examples. In Ballarat Sensor technology is being used to monitor rubbish levels, parking, lighting and environmental health, helping us to become a Smart City and improving outcomes for residents.

Session 1:

Build basic skills in using Microbits and Microbits wifi to send information between them.

Session 2:

Expand Microbits skills by adding kits such as Smart Home and/or extensions via a GPIO (general purpose input/output) board.

Session 3:

Explore and innovate Microbits possibilities and share collective learning.

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