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Mr Bit Downloads for Kitronik Buggys and motors


The exciting range of motorised buggys from Kitronik provide a simple introduction to robotics with the BBC micro:bit. These buggy projects are easily programmed using the Mr Bit ‘Plain English’ method.  The ready-made files below offer solutions for each project.  They may be downloaded directly into Insight Mr Bit.

   

1 - Stay in a Circle

The task for the buggy is to move around inside a circle drawn in black ink on a large sheet of paper.  The buggy uses a line-following sensor to detect when it finds itself over the black line of the circle.







IMB Kitronik hub mm1c.Stay in circle.isc

2 - Object Finder

The task for the buggy is to find an object placed somewhere in a circle.  The buggy uses the sonic distance sensor to detect when it gets near to a fixed object.







mm2a.Object finder.isc

3 - Line follower

The task for the buggy is to move along a thick line drawn in black ink on a large sheet of paper. The buggy uses left and right hand light sensors to detect when it finds itself positioned over the black line.







mm3.Line follower.isc

4 - Escape from a Box

The buggy is placed in the middle of a large box with one of the sides removed.  The task for the buggy is to find the exit from the box.  The buggy uses the sonic distance sensor to detect when it gets near the sides of the box.








mm4b.Escape from a box.isc

5 - Bleep in the Dark

The task for the buggy is to move across the floor through a tunnel formed by a large cardboard box. As it passes through the tunnel, the buggy sounds a bleeper or switches on a light.  The buggy needs a light level sensor pointing upwards to detect darkness when inside the tunnel.







mm5.Bleep in the dark.isc

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6 - Light seeker

The task for the buggy is to find a torch light placed somewhere in a circle.  The buggy needs a light level sensor placed at the end inside a tube t detect when it is pointing towards the torch.

mm6.Light seeker.isc

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