Sensors I
Sensors I

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Understands how to code a sensor from a microcontroller board to detect a sound, movement, light, action etc. to create a corresponding outcome such as an alarm, flashing lights, etc.


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Badge Type: skill

Expected Duration: 1 days


  1. [required] In order to earn this badge, the learner must be able to code a sensor to detect a motion, sound, or light to create a desired, programmed reaction.
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