Photo of a wrist-mounted BBC micro:bit with a plastic cover

Count Those Steps! BBC micro:bit Based Step Counter

This is one of a series of resources to support the use of the BBC micro:bit in Design and Technology lessons.
Walking is an excellent form of exercise that most people can take part in. The average person walks 3000-4000 steps per day. The National Health Service in the UK has set a challenge for each person to walk 10,000 steps per day. This can be counted using a step counter or stepometer.
In this unit of learning, learners will integrate a BBC micro:bit based programmable system into a complete and commercially viable step counter product, that will aid people taking part in this challenge.





IET TV video, ideal for use as part of a starter or introductory activity to support this resource.