Example Projects

Because the MakerBit has only just recently become available, there aren't yet many examples posted by users.  However, below is a collection of example interactive maker projects created with the HyperDuino, which is the predecessor to the MakerBit.  Keep track of new projects with the MakerBit on YouTube and Twitter.

Enhanced school projects with touch interactivity (no computer needed!)

Turn any school diorama or posterboard project into an interactive learning experience with the MakerBit.  Use the MakerBit touch sensors to light up LEDs in any model.

Example of an interactive project created by Kristy Chia with the MakerBit

Add narrative videos and other web-based media to any physical student-made posterboard, diorama or model project

Connect to any Chromebook, Mac or Windows laptop to link videos to projects

Connect with a USB cable and play videos and other Internet-based digital media when the touch sensor on an information card or other important part of the model is touched.

Easy to get started, endless possibilities for learning

The MakerBit system is just a small module with a USB connection, and cables for 12 LEDs and touch sensors.  

Low threshold, High Ceiling...

Because the MakerBit is based on the BBC micro:bit, the learning opportunities are unlimited.  Go further with coding with block languages, explore electronics, or use the MakerBit+R Robotics Kit to create robotic "smart cars" out of anything!