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do your :bit

 by matteo on 16 Mar 2021 |
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do your :bit

 

Introduction

do your :bit brings together the micro:bit and the UN’s Global Goals to provide inspiring activities for your classroom or club and an exciting digital challenge.

Resources for your classrooms and code clubs

Use the resources on this page to introduce the Global Goals, have fun with the micro:bit and develop world changing ideas and solutions using technology. ​Your students can enter the challenge now. ​

This year's challenge focuses on Goal 3 - Good Health and Well-being, and Goal 13 - Climate Action but we welcome entries that focus on any of the Global Goals.

Inspiration

The do your :bit challenge adds social purpose to digital learning and allows students to apply their digital skills to real world solutions.

Find out from teachers and educators across the world why do your :bit is a fantastic challenge to run with your students, why it excites young people and what resources are available to support you. Then be inspired by our previous challenge entries.
 


 

Global Guides

The UN’s Global Goals or Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) are a call for action by all countries to promote prosperity for everyone while protecting the planet. Use our guides to introduce the Goals to students and young people.

Introducing the Global Goals

Introducing the Global Goals

Find out more about the UN Goals

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Good Health & Well-being

Good Health & Well-being 

Introduce Goal 3 to students

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Climate Action

Climate Action

Activities linked to Goal 13

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micro:bit project ideas

Calming LEDs

Calming LEDs

Regulate your breathing and relax

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Send a smile

Send a smile

Share some happiness with radio

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Animal tracker

Animal tracker

Build a prototype radio animal tracker

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Light-up fishing nets

Light-up fishing nets

Prototype safer fishing nets

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Saving sea turtles

Saving sea turtles

Prototype turtle-safe beach lighting

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Step counter

Step counter

Make your own step counter with a micro:bit

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Video Lessons



Episode one sets the foundation for the series and introduces what AI is and how it can work.

 


Episode two - learn about AI for Earth and code with micro:bit radio to send and receive animal tracking data.
 

Enter the challenge

You can enter the challenge now. The challenge closes at 12:00pm (BST) on July 30, 2021.

What are the prizes?

Winners from all over the world will receive the new micro:bit and a selection of micro:bit accessories. Second and third place runners-up will also receive the new micro:bit.
 

Who can enter?

Young people aged 8 – 18 anywhere in the world can enter the challenge. You can enter on your own or as part of a team. Teams can contain up to 3 members. 
 

How to enter

We want you to design a solution to a problem that affects you and your community or another community somewhere in the world. Whatever the issue, we’re interested to hear how you would go about solving it. Use your imagination and be as creative as possible!

There will be two age categories for entry this year.
  1. 8-14 year olds
    • Submit an idea that solves a problem that works towards delivering the Global Goals and create a paper prototype to explain the idea, OR
    • Design and make a solution using the micro:bit to solve a problem that works towards delivering the Global Goals.
  2. 15-18 year olds
    • Design and make a solution using the micro:bit to solve a problem that works towards delivering the Global Goals.

What do I need to do?

To enter the challenge, you will need:
  • to tell us about your solution - What have you created? Why have you created it? How it will it help your community or another community?
  • a paper prototype showing how your idea will work. This should be a photograph of your plans. Perhaps draw your solution with notes describing its functionality.
  • Or a .hex file of your prototype code
  • if you so choose, you may also include a video or photos of your device in action.
For more details, take a look at the the full challenge terms and conditions.

Winners

2020 Winners

2020 Winners

Read about their solutions

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2019 Winners

2019 Winners

Find out about their entries

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