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    Along with many other features, the BBC micro:bit has a built-in compass. The built-in magnetometer can sense the magnetic poles of the Earth. Navigational compasses usually have a piece of metal that is attracted to either the north or south pole of the Earth so that its arrow always points North. Watch as Karen shows how to make a more technical compass that can display not only arrows, but also the name of the direction being faced.

     

    Bill of Material:

     

    Product NameManufacturerQuantityBuy KitBuy Kit
    BBC micro:bit go + 3V battery holder, USBBBC MICRO:BIT1Buy NowBuy Now
    MAGNET, 1.6X1.6X12.7, H-31-MAGNETHamlin1Buy NowBuy Now