The micro:bit house

Around the beginning of 2017 the idea of building a model smart home powered by a micro:bit began to take root in my head.

I was doing quite a few events at the time and needed something snazzy to show off the micro:bit – something that kids could get their hands on and which had obvious real world applications.

It took many months, the acquisition of new skills and, as an added bonus, a few new power tools too :).  I got a lot of use out of that house and I know a lot of kids got some joy from it.  I’ve documented it in a series of blogs – a link to chapter 2 is at the bottom of this page.

Here’s a few videos of the finished product:


Next: The micro:bit house (2) – design

The micro:bit house blog has 10 separate chapters: