MakeCode Micro:bit STEAM kit #9


MakeCode Micro:bit STEAM kit #9


Micro:bit STEAM kit #9 is programming the processor to detect dry soil and then turn on a pump for irrigation. The patron will be learning how to turn the micro:bit into a soil moisture detector and learn how to wire it to turn on a water pump to irrigate the soil. These projects are intended to give people an introduction to computer coding in a fun interactive way that they can do at home.


Presentation Type



Target Audience Minimum Age


To teach computer coding in a fun, interactive way.

Life Skills

Career Fields

Tech Level

Materials/Costs in $


Backpack, container for micro:bit, container for other supplies, laminator, lamination paper, cover sheet, luggage tag, labels, standard micro:bit kit, mico:bit starter kit. 


Prep Details

Organize your standard micro:bit kit into a container (we used a padded hard drive case), organize the supplies from the starter kit that you need for this kit (pencil boxes work great), create cover art and luggage tag for the kit. Alter directions to fit your library. Laminate directions. Put everything together in your backpack and get it cataloged.

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