A closer look at the micro:bit Smart Health Kit.
The Smart Health Kit is jam-packed with different sensors and modules to help you develop and maintain healthier lifestyle habits using your micro:bit. While it also comes with a selection of different cables, we are going to have a closer look and explore the modules included in this kit.
The Sensor:bit is a breakout board for the BBC micro:bit. It extends all of the micro:bits available IO ports leading them out in the form of GVS. It comes equipt with an integrated buzzer and audio socket while allowing you to quickly and easily extend your projects by attaching the other included sensors and 3V electric brick modules.
MQ3 Alcohol Sensor
This type of gas sensor uses Tin Dioxide to help detect the presence of alcohol vapour in the gas/air.
This Crash Sensor uses a highly sensitive switch which is able to detect even the slightest bit of impact/pressure.
The Rainbow LED uses a bright and vivid addressable colour-changing LED with a large scattering angle for maximum luminance
This PIR sensor module is based on the AM412 pyroelectric digital smart sensor. It uses infrared to for sensing and detecting human and/or animal motion within a distance is around 4-5 meters.
This is a temperature and humidity sensor based on the DHT11 module. This element is sensitive to changes in ambient temperature and moisture.
Analogue UV Sensor
The Octopus Analog UV sensor (GUVA-S12SD) measures the total UV intensity of the sunlight; linear signal voltage output and can be used as a UV dosimeter, UV index instrument or flame detector etc.
Soil Moisture Sensor
This 'low-tech' sensor is ideal for use in your garden or indoor plants detecting the moisture level of the soil. It uses two probes to pass a small current through the soil, reading the resistance to get the moisture level. More water makes the soil conduct electricity more easily (less resistance), while dry soil conducts electricity poorly (more resistance).
Motor with Fan
A simple motor with an attached fan.
Don't be fooled by the small size of this screen. Its wide field of view and high contrast are aided by its ability to self-illuminate making it very clear and easy to read.
EF92A 180° Servo
This servo is small and lightweight making it easy to integrate into projects. Most servos are normally driven by 5V, however, these ones have been designed specifically to have their lowest working voltage to be 2.7V allowing them to work with the micro:bit.
Along with all of these sensors and modules, there is a fantastic book to guide you through 12 different projects that can be completed with this kit before exploring on your own to create your own fantastic smart health projects!
Please Note: A micro:bit is not included with this kit and can be purchased here.