Turn your micro:bit into an IoT device using an ElecFreaks add-on board and then power it from a chargeable battery

Here‘s an interesting way of using the micro:bit – as an IoT sensor device that can be deployed remotely. By using an ElecFreaks IoT:bit and some sensors, together with an online service called ThingSpeak you can broadcast, capture, access and graph readings from the micro:bit. The IoT:bit has an ESP8266 on-board, allowing you to use the supplied MakeCode blocks to connect to your wifi. Then, it’s a simple matter of accessing readings from attached sensors and sending them to ThingSpeak. It’s ingenious, especially when combined with the MonkMakes charger kit for the microbit which is also available from Cool Components.

You can read the full story over on BloggedIn.co.uk.

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