PTX (MAKECODE) BLOCKS FOR THE MONKMAKES SENSOR FOR MICRO:BIT.

For more information on the MonkMakes sensor, see: https://www.monkmakes.com/mb_sensor/

Installation

From your Blocks code editor, click Advanced and then Extensions. Next, enter the url:

https://github.com/monkmakes/pxt-mm-sensor.git

into the search field at the top of the screen.

Once the extension is added, you will find a new blocks category called Sensor

Sensor blocks category

Examples

First wire up your Sensor to your micro:bit like this.

Sensor blocks category

Detecting Claps

The sound level block returns a value between 0 and 100 depending on the overall level of sound that the microphone on the sensor is hearing.

This example reads the sound level and if it is above 20, it displays the YES image on the micro:bit’s display for half a second. Try standing a few feet away from the sensor and clapping.

Clap Detector

Here’s a link to the Makecode project: https://makecode.microbit.org/_WpsR1T5XpfE2

Thermometer

The temp c block returns the temperature measured by the board’s thermistor in degrees Celcius. There is also a Fahrenheit version of the block.

This example will display the temperature every half second. Try putting your finger on the temperature sensor part of the Sensor board to warm it up.

Thermometer

Here’s a link to the Makecode project: https://makecode.microbit.org/_c5qhvjTaR1u1

Light Meter

The light level block also returns a reading between 0 and 100. This example is very like the thermometer example, displaying the light level every half a second.

Light Meter

Shade the light sensor with your hand and the readings should decrease.

Here’s a link to the Makecode project: https://makecode.microbit.org/_YUfPH3E7qbVc