Everyone has things they want to keep secure. Microchips provide a powerful new way of
protecting valuables. In this project students will build a simple alarm system that will turn on a buzzer using the on board
Project 2: Smart Light
Electric lighting has transformed the way people live. However, to produce electricity it is damaging
to our environment, therefore it is important not to waste it. In this project, students will make a street light that only turns
on when required.
Project 3: Fridge Alarm
The refrigerator is a very useful device that stops our food from going off and keeps it safe from pests.
However, they clearly won't work if the door is left open. Students will be making their own fridge alarm to help keep food fresh and save electricity
Project 4: Home Automation Controls
Make control buttons to turn off and on devices witnin your home
Project 5: Traffic Lights
Not only do people tell microchips what to do, microchips can also tell people what to do.
Therefore it is important that they are sending the correct message. In this project students will learn the importance of the instruction
sequence and timing functions while building their own traffic light from LEDs.
Project 6: Washing Machine
Microchips have the ability to take over many tasks that once needed to be done by hand. However,
these tasks often require a set of instructions to be carried out in a specific order. Students will learn more about giving
instructions to microchips while they program their own washing machine.
Project 7: Temperature Control
While no one likes being too hot or too cold, there are certain situations where
keeping the temperature just right can mean the difference between life and death. Students will use the
temperature controller in this project to monitor and adjust the temperature just like in an incubator.