Learn how to use the micro:bit’s built-in accelerometer and magnetometer.
The BBC micro:bit has a number of built-in sensors that make it really easy to get started with a few simple projects.
In this lesson you will learn how to use the micro:bit’s accelerometer to make a simple movement activated alarm. You will also learn how to use the micro:bit’s magnetometer chip to detect the presence of a magnet.
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